Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds White Unbleached Plain Flour
4 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
½ pint Warm Water
½ \N Dry yeast Sachet
\N pinch Sugar
\N \N Rosemary or Sage

Mash the yeast with a little of the water until it looks like mud.

Add the sugar and leave for 10 minutes until frothy.

Put the rest of the water, the flour, a little of the salt and the olive oil into a large bowl. When the yeast is frothy, add that too.

Knead thoroughly for about 5 minutes. cover with a clean, damp tea towel or cling film and leave it in the bowl in a warm place for about 30 minutes. It will double in size.

Take the dough out, put on a board, cut it in half and spread so you have two dinner plate-sized pieces. Sprinkle the rest of the salt over the top, then add the rosemary or sage leaves, patting them into the dough.

Put the loaves into a hot oven, gas mark 7, 400F, 200C for about 20 minutes.

The bread will only rise marginally and will have a lovely pale golden top.

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