I thoroughly enjoy making & eating this bread. It does take time but it is easy and fun to make. I try to purchase my ingredients from a bread making shop. You can use a pre-mixed bread flour and omit adding the improver and gluten but I like to start from scratch myself. That way I can experiment with quantities. For this recipe I use instant yeast that is simply added to the dry ingredients. If you prefer to use yeast that needs to be dissolved, simply dissolve it in 100ml of the combined water & sugar before adding it to the dry ingredients together with other wet ingredients. This bread has the full flavour of any good comfort food. It is delicious for making bruschetta or simply brushed with olive oil infused with herbs and a little salt then toasted under the grill. Yum! It keeps well for about three days at room temperature. The unrisen dough can be frozen to use at a later stage. The baked bread will keep well in the freezer for about one month. If freezing store in an air-tight freezer bag.