There is something fantastic about fresh bread. Moreish, comforting and tasty.
We have an amazing bakery just round the corner, so I really don't make bread as much as I used to. Though the other month we visited a Cogglesford mill in Sleaford, and I couldn't leave without a big bag of wholemeal flour.
This gave me just the excuse to get baking. Kneading bread is quite the workout, but this all helps to justify eating warm bread. I mixed the wholemeal flour 50/50 with some white flour, and added sunflower and pumpkin seeds to the dough.
I am always a little surprised about how much the dough rises when left to prove, it is almost as if I don't really believe that the yeast will work. It really is a little magical!