3 Ingredient Homemade Bread

This is such a quick, easy and versatile recipe for freshly baked bread, ideal for a picnic, a ‘braai’ or barbeque or simply because it’s so tasty and you feel like some bread. There is nothing better than biting into a warm slice of freshly baked bread, that delicious just-baked smell still wafting through the air, after all.

The base for the bread is really simple and the ‘flavour’ options are endless. I love making a raisin loaf if I feel like something sweeter, or a sweetcorn and cheese loaf for something a little more savoury. Making a kale and feta loaf is a great way to sneak in those extra greens into your child’s diet (with the added benefit of being able to serve up green bread).

I use the same recipe for savoury muffins as these are convenient to freeze and reheat as a quick meal or snack for Bean. Note: muffins only require 20 minutes in the oven. See recipe for Super Kale Muffins here.

Basic Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a regular sized bread tin (I like using coconut oil for this)
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl
  4. Add the egg and buttermilk and mix well
  5. Pour the mixture into the bread tin
  6. Place the tin into the oven and bake for approximately 75 minutes
  7. To test whether the bread is baked, poke a skewer, knife or toothpick into the centre of the bread – if it comes out clean (i.e. no sticky dough) then the bread in ready
  8. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container

Raisin Loaf

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Ingredients:

  • Same ingredients as listed above
  • ½ cup sugar or xylitol
  • 1 cup raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a regular sized bread tin (I like using coconut oil for this)
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar/xylitol
  4. Add the egg, buttermilk & raisins and mix well
  5. Pour the mixture into the bread tin
  6. Place the tin into the oven and bake for approximately 75 minutes
  7. To test whether the bread is baked, poke a skewer, knife or toothpick into the centre of the bread – if it comes out clean (i.e. no sticky dough) then the bread in ready
  8. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container

Sweetcorn and Cheese Loaf

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Ingredients

  • Same ingredients as listed above
  • ¼ cup sugar or xylitol
  • 1 tin sweetcorn kernels (drained well)
  • 2 cups grated cheese (I use Cheddar but any hard cheese will do)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Grease a regular sized bread tin (I like using coconut oil for this)
  3. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the sugar/xylitol
  4. Add the egg, buttermilk, corn & cheese and mix well
  5. Pour the mixture into the bread tin
  6. Place the tin into the oven and bake for approximately 75 minutes
  7. To test whether the bread is baked, poke a skewer, knife or toothpick into the centre of the bread – if it comes out clean (i.e. no sticky dough), then the bread in ready
  8. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container

Enjoy!

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Bean’s Moustache Bash

My Bean turned one a while ago and to celebrate this milestone (he has lived an entire year!) and because I love getting together with family and friends, we decided to throw a party!

Party Venue

We decided on Smile Cafe, a child friendly restaurant in Fourways, Johannesburg, with a large outdoor play area and a baby changing station. Their service is excellent and their food is yum!

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Party Food

We ordered pizza and salad platters as well as kiddie snacks and party packs in advance. We also had buckets of wine and beer on the tables for the adults and juice and water for the kids.

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Party Decor

The party theme was Little Man’s Moustache Bash, because there is nothing cuter than a toddler in suspenders, a bow tie and a little moustache! Smile Cafe arranged all the decor (with my guidance) as well as themed party packs and cupcakes.

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Party Cake

My beautiful sister baked the delicious carrot cake.

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Party Photographer

Lately, I insist on having a professional photographer on site for special occasions. I always get so involved in the actual party that I forget to take photos and I am always disappointed afterward when we have hardly any photos to look back on. Alke-Merique Photography is well -priced, professional and, best of all, they take great photos! They also brought a backdrop as well as props for a photo booth to match our party theme.

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A special thanks to all involved! We had a wonderfully fun afternoon.

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