Bake-at-Home Bread made in minutes

Is there anything better than a thick slice of homemade bread slathered with butter? This is a dead simple recipe made from ingredients you’ll already have in your pantry.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • oil and butter, for brushing


Mix both types of flour, oats and salt together. Mix yeast into warm water until dissolved, then stir in honey. Pour wet mixture into flour, mix very well together.

Grease an 18cm x 18cm tin well with oil and butter. Turn dough into the tin and brush dough with oil or butter. Cover with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes to rise. Leave in tin and bake for 35–40 minutes at 180° Celsius.

Recipe taken from Gran’s Kitchen by Natalie Oldfield
Seventy-six of the best tried-and-true homemade recipes from a bygone era, lovingly selected from the notebooks of 95-year-old Dulcie May Booker. Compiled by her granddaughter, Natalie Oldfield, Gran’s Kitchen is sure to satisfy those who love traditional cookery in a very personal way. A little of the old, a little new, it is full of simple, comforting and easy-to-make cakes, breakfasts, dinners and desserts, as well as her secrets to award-winning baking and preserving. Not only is this a beautiful cookbook, but it is also filled with wonderful family love and community spirit. At times achingly nostalgic, Gran’s Kitchen is peppered with reminiscences and photographs of a once-typical but now disappearing lifestyle of pastoral dances and neighbourhood dressmakers.

You can purchase Gran’s Kitchen at

Published by Hardie Grant Books.

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