Malthouse and country grain bread

B1 First

What is it about a piece of homemade bread that is almost door step in size?  Smother it in jam, have it with soup or warm with butter.  It really is one of life’s simple pleasures.

One of the things I love about this recipe is how quick it is. Simple and easy is fabulous.

I use these flours in mine.

B header

This makes one large loaf which you can get 8 big slices from or 16 smaller.

To help save time I always double up this recipe and make 2 loaves.  It freezes really well.

Macros per large slice is (one eighth)

Calories 250, Fat 4.7g, Carbs 43.9g, Fiber 4g and Protein 7.8g


  • 250g Malthouse Flour
  • 250g Country Grain Flour
  • 7g Sachet of Fast Action Dried Yeast
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 300ml Warm to the touch water
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Honey (I prefer a Woodland Honey as it is rich and buttery)

You will need:

  • Pre Heated Oven to 200C Conventional / 180C Fan
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Scales / Measuring Jug / Measuring Spoon
  • Large Loaf Tin
  • Spatula
  • Baking Bags or Plastic Bags
  • Sharp Knife
  • Put your flours into the bowl, add the yeast and salt.  Mix well together.

  • Put the warm water, olive oil and honey into a jug and mix well.

  • Make a well in the flour

  • Add the oil, water and honey mix to the flour

  • Combine the mixture with your spatula until its in a ball

  • Flour a work surface

  • Tip our your dough and knead for 10 minutes

  • Until you have a soft, elastic dough that has incorporated all the flour

  • Put the dough in your tins

  • Flatten it along bottom

  • Place tins in bags and leave to prove for an hour in a warm place

  • Until it has more than doubled in size

  • Put four slashes in across the top with a sharp knife

  • Pop in the oven and bake for 30 – 35 minutes until risen and golden

    Turn the loaves out onto a cooling wrack.  The loaf should sound hollow when you tap the bottom



Massage Therapist. Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor. Mum. Love cooking, Lifting Weights, Appreciating the best in people, Walking barefoot and Smiling.

Latest posts by rippingsimply (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *