23 Jul 2017

White Bloomer Bread Recipe

White Bloomer Bread

I've never made so much bread since owning my Thermomix. It takes only a few minutes to make the most amazing bread dough. I don't think I've bought bread for many a year, this isn't entirely due to my newest kitchen gadget because previously I used my bread maker to make complete loaves of bread or just using the dough function. Even now I can be found mixing bread in the Thermie and the bread maker is on the work surface making dough or a complete loaf of bread.

Conventional Instructions - Thermomix instructions in italics

  • 10g dried easy blend yeast or 30g fresh yeast
  • 450ml lukewarm water
  • 750g strong white bread flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
You will need: large floured baking tray


Tip the flour into a mixing bowl. If using easy blend dried yeast, stir this into the flour. For fresh yeast, crumble it and rub into the flour Add the salt.
Add the dried or fresh yeast to the jug with the water 2 min/37°C/speed 1.5.

Mix the oil into the 450ml lukewarm water and pour into the dry ingredients.
Now add the olive oil, salt and flour to the jug. Knead function 4 minutes.

Fit the dough hook to the stand mixer. Mix on a slow speed for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Tip out the dough onto an oiled silicone mat. Shape into a round and place into a greased bowl. Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place for 1 hour until double in size.
Leave the dough in the TM jug for 1 hour, with lid and cup in place, until double in size.

Remove the risen dough from the bowl and knock back until smooth. Shape into an oblong with your hands. Fold one end into the middle and repeat with the other end. Roll up as if rolling a swiss roll. Place the seam at the base and pinch together. Place onto the well floured tray and cover with oiled clingfilm, rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Place a baking tray filled with water on the bottom shelf of the oven.

Spray the risen loaf with water and dust with flour, slash with a sharp knife. Bake the loaf for 25 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200°C and bake for 10 minutes. When baked transfer to a wire rack to cool.

TIP: Slice when cold, place into freezer bags. Place slices of bread onto a piece of kitchen paper, this helps to absorb moisture from the bread, defrost in the microwave on the lowest setting.

Did you notice the loaf of bread has eyes and a mouth?