Bread. Plain and simple. Although we have books on baking bread, the recipe for this particular loaf comes from Nigel Slater’s Appetite. It’s a simple recipe, but not a quick one in that the bread has to rise twice.

It’s also not a recipe for a small loaf. With 1kg of flour, the resulting loaf is enormous. We also popped a tray of water in the over with it so that the steam would help make it really crusty (it did). Now we’re frantically trying to eat lots of bread and jam at every possible opportunity to get through this monster loaf!