Making your own fresh bread is one of life’s (really) simple pleasures. Here, we share our tips on how to bake a basic loaf. Once you master it, you’ll be able to try other bread recipes with fruit, vegetables and other flavourings.

How to make your own fresh bread

Just one of the many Morrisons bread recipes you can try...

You will need:

Method:

1. Sift your flour and salt into a large bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until you have a good mix, then stir in the yeast.

You don't have to use butter, but it does give a soft, light texture and a golden finish.

2. Make a ‘well’ in the middle of the flour and pour in the water little by little. Mix with your fingers until the dough comes together, then transfer this to a lightly floured worktop and knead for 10-15 minutes until the dough is smooth and springy.

3. Form a ball of dough and place it on a lined baking tray. Cover with lightly oiled clingfilm and leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size – which will take about 1 hour.

If you prefer your fresh bread baked by experts, take a look at the loaves we make for our shelves ourselves >>

4. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6. Using a serrated knife, cut 4 slashes into the dough to form a square on the top (be careful not to fully stab the dough)

5. Dust with flour then bake for 35-40 minutes until risen and golden – the loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom - if it does it’s ready to enjoy.