The Bake Off Bake Along Week 3 | Bread

Oh bread week, how I love you! Bread is one of my favourite things to bake, in contrast to last week's biscuits because although I don't have much excuse to bake it, the end result gives such satisfaction AND it makes your home smell absolutely divine, don't you think?

Had the a million strand plaited bread come up again this year as the technical challenge I think I would have liked to have given it a go. I guess I can still try it, but ya know it's nice to have an excuse isn't it.

So I decided to haphazardly take on the showstopper... and let's just say my bread plaiting leaves much to be desired. After reading through the requirements for this week's bakes, I decided on the showstopper because 1. I had some making up to do after last year's underbaked disaster and 2. I didn't really fancy a sweet bread or the dampfnudel... although I definitely love the idea of making steamed bread at some point. I do have a confession to make though, I didn't use three different flours, because who has time for that? Not me, and also I didn't have a clue where to start? So I decided to just make a white bread with olive and slow roasted tomatoes in it... and I think it came out alright.

I used this recipe by the one and only Mr Hollywood, it was easy and straight forward and there's not much else to say! I was a bit worried wondering around the supermarket that I wouldn't find fresh yeast... I didn't know that was a thing but I found it! I FOUND IT! Anyway, I guess this week's bake, as mentioned is an homage to last year, to prove to myself I CAN BAKE BREAD! I promise. And I'm really actually pleased with it, it's got a good rise, and the filling is evenly dispersed. Well done me.

Make sure you head over to Amanda's blog to see this week's winner for the Bake Off Bake Along and link up your bakes with us via the link at the end of this post!

Let's not talk about the fact that this might be the last year of Bake Off - Crrrrrryyyyyyyy!