There’s nothing like the homemade bread aroma in the kitchen, wouldn’t you agree?  

If you’d like to learn how to bake simple homemade bread, you have come to the right place! This easy bread recipe bakes up delicious bread that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.  



400 g self-raising flour 

1 tsp salt 

250 ml milk 

1 tbs oil (optional) 


Heat the oven to 190°C. Place a heavy baking sheet in the oven to heat. 

Mix the self-raising flour and salt in a large bowl. 

Add the milk (and oil, if using), and stir together to form a dough. 

Turn the dough out onto your work surface and knead briefly until the dough has a uniform consistency. 

Shape the dough into a rectangle shape, about 2.36 inches ( 3 cm) thick. Score the top deeply with an X. This is important! Don’t make a round ball of dough as it won’t cook in the middle. 

Bake on the hot stone or baking sheet for about 35 minutes until risen and the crust is hard. (This loaf won’t turn a deep gold so don’t wait too long to check it.) When ready, it should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.