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Ingredients:

450g/1lb Odlums Strong Flour
1 level teaspoon Salt
1 level teaspoon Siúcra Sugar
25g/1oz Margarine
7g/1 Sachet Fast Action Dried Yeast
300ml/ 1/2 pint Tepid Water

Method:

  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the sugar and rub in the margarine. Stir in the fast acting yeast, then add the water.
  2. Mix to a pliable dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead for approx. 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. (A good food mixer using a dough hook will also suffice).
  3. Shape and place in a greased 900g2lb loaf tin. Cover with oiled polythene and leave to prove until dough is doubled in size.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F/230°C/Gas 8 for approx 30 minutes until crust is golden in colour.