4Cs Multi Purpose Bread  Recipe by Mike Wood

 4Cs Multi Purpose Bread  Recipe by Mike Wood


300 grams strong white bread (or wholemeal if you prefer)

8 grams dried yeast

1 tsp of  sugar/honey/sweetener

1 tbsp butter or cooking spread

1 tsp salt

About 300mls of warmish water.


Place flour in a bowl. Put yeast, sugar, salt,and butter around edge of the flour.

Pour in some of the water and mix ingredients with fingers. Use enough water to make a dough which is not sticky. Add more water or flour if required.

Knead for 10 minutes. Treat it roughly, banging it down on the table top a couple of times.

When happy with the texture, place in a large bowl and cover with a plastic bag, allowing space for the bread to rise. Place somewhere warm, like the engine room.


To make rolls or a small loaf:

Tip out dough onto a floured surface, knead again for a short time to knock the air out. Divide  and shape into rolls on a baking tray or place in a greased loaf tin. Replace plastic bag and leave to rise again as before.

When ready , bake in a hot oven  till golden brown. It should sound hollow when tapped.


To make pitta bread:

Divide into fist sized pieces. Roll each piece out on a floured surface till about 1/4” thick.

Cook quickly in a hot, dry frying pan or griddle. Turn over once when puffed up. This takes just seconds. Leave to cool. Makes about 8.


To make wraps:

Same as for pitta but roll out thinner. Cook as for pitta according to taste.


Practice makes perfect!