Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. 2 cups (500 ml) brown bread flour, 1 cup (250 ml) cake flour, 1 tablespoon (12,5 ml) sugar, and 2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt.
Optional: If you wish to speed up the raising process, you can add half a packet of Instant Dry Yeast to the dry ingredients.
Also add 1 cup (250 ml) oats, 1 brick of Weet-Bix and half a cup (125 ml) goji berries. (You can replace the berries with any kind you prefer or have handy in the house.
Crumble the Weet-Bix into the bowl.
Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix well.
Add a cup (250 ml) sourdough starter, 1 egg and 60 g (60 ml) melted butter/margarine/oil. Keep some lukewarm water handy.
Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones. The mixture will need some water.
Add little bits of water at a time until the dough is just wet enough to come together.
Lightly flour your working surface.
Knead the dough until it forms a pliable ball.
Return to the bowl.
Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm dry place until almost double in size.
The risen dough.
Prepare a baking tin with non-stick spray and lightly flour the bottom. Lightly flour your work surface once again as well.
Knock the dough back by kneading it again.
Place the dough in the baking dish.
Score the top of the dough.
Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm dry place.
The risen dough.
Bake in a preheated oven at 220°C for roughly an hour.
Turn out the bread and enjoy! In tomorrow's blog, I'll share a childhood favourite idea for this lovely loaf.
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