Baking Breads

baking bread currant loaf
Baking with no yeast

Easy Breads to make and bake without using yeast

Simple breads to make for home baking. In the recipes given for making various fancy breads the use of yeast has been avoided, as it gives added trouble.

If self raising flour is used, no baking powder should be added. The recipes have been given for use with ordinary flour and baking powder.

Currant Loaf – A timeless family favourite

This is an old fashioned currant loaf has been in my husbands family for years.

Time : 1 hour.

1 lb. flour
1 teaspoonful baking powder
½ teaspoonful salt
2 oz. butter or margarine
¼ teaspoonful mixed spice
4 to 5 oz. currants
1 oz. sugar
½ pint milk or milk and water.

Rub the butter well into the sifted flour and salt. Then add the other dry ingredients, and finally the milk, mixing all the time with a fork. Have ready a greased bread tin measuring 7 in. by 5 in. at the top and 4 in. in depth, put the mixture into it, and bake. It’s great loaf to feed a lot of hungry mouths!

French Bread – oo la la!

Homemade French bread is the stuff of dreams. Those iconic long French loaves are called “baguettes.” (The term comes from the Latin word for “stick.”). They’re chewy on the outside, open airy on the inside – enjoy.

Time : 35 minutes.

1 lb. flour
1 teaspoonful baking powder
1 teaspoonful salt
1 oz. margarine
1 egg
½ pint milk.

Put the sifted flour and salt into a basin, then beat the egg and mix with it with the margarine, which has been previously melted, and the milk. Make a well in the centre of the flour and salt, and add this mixture, working the whole up to a soft dough. Cut in two, quickly shape into two long twists, and bake on a greased tin in a fairly hot oven.