5 dl (just over 2 cups) water13-14 dl (approx 5 1/2 - 6 cups) wheat flouror replace some with another flour of your choice1 tablespoon salt2 dl (3/4 cup) oats, soaked in hot water and left to coolor: 1-2 cups mashed potatoes

Optional: 1 eggyour choice of: chopped chillis, olives/rosemary, fresh herbs, chopped pickled lemon...turmeric, cuminHeat water until it's lukewarm if using fresh yeast, slightly warmer if using dry yeast. Place fresh yeast in bowl and add water, stir until dissolved. If using dry yeast, mix it with some of the flour and then add water and stir until dissolved.

Start adding flour, a little at a time. Add mash/oats and whatever else you want plus salt, then keep adding flour until you have a smooth dough. Sprinkle some flour on top, cover bowl with cling film and a towl and leave to prove for 45 minutes.Knead dough and divide into 8 pieces, or 6 if you want to make a couple of baguette-like breads too like in the picture. Roll each piece with your hands (they get flatter if you use a rolling pin) and place 4 on each baking tray. If you wish, prick with a fork, or cut a pattern into them like my husband did with these to make them easier to divide into pieces. Cover with a cloth and leave to prove for another 30 minutes. Set oven to 250 degrees Celsius (482 degrees F). Place one tray at a time in the oven. After about 10 minutes or when the bread starts to colour, lower heat to 225 degrees C (437 F) and leave for approximately another 10 minutes.

This is the kind of bread we eat most of the time, with various fillings. I do love the smell in the kitchen when I put a tray of chilli bread in the oven!

added by Petronella Chebbi