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UTV Life: At Home Ideas

While UTV Life is off air, the programme brings you some ideas to keep you entertained at home.

Film critic Brian Henry Martin brings you some recommendations on what to watch.

  • Star Wars Episode VII - UTV Friday 27 March 7.30pm
  • Blinded By The Light - Available on DVD & Digital, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Movie Triple Bill: Pink Panther, Escape to Victory, Thunderball - ITV4 Saturday 28 March

Crime fiction author Simon Maltman gives his suggestions on what to read.

  • Kelly Creighton - The Sleeping Season - A new detective series from the Co Down author
  • Steve Cavanagh - Fifty-Fifty - New installment in the Eddie Flynn series
  • Gerard Brennan - Disorder - Hardboiled thriller set in Belfast

Erin and Jo from The Edible Flower show you how to bake brown yeast bread. Erin learned how to bake this “simple and super delicious” loaf while studying at Ballymaloe Cookery School, no kneading required.

  • Brown Yeast Bread
  • Makes 1 large loaf tin
  • 400g Strong Wholemeal Flour
  • 50g Strong White Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 150ml tepid water, plus 275ml of tepid water (425ml tepid water total)
  • 10g Dried yeast
  • 1 generous tsp treacle (or you can use honey or date syrup)
  • Sunflower oil to grease the tin
  • Grease and line a loaf tin, or if your loaf tin is well seasoned you may not need to line it.
  • Mix 1tsp treacle with 150ml tepid water (in a large jug or bowl).Sprinkle the dried yeast on top. And allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. The yeast will bubble up creating a foam on top.
  • Mix the two flours and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the yeast and treacle mixture to the flour and then add the rest of the water (the remaining 275ml). Mix really well until you have as smooth batter. It will be very soft and wet, not a dough you could knead.
  • Preheat the oven to 230˚C.
  • Put the batter into the lined loaf tin, smooth dough surface with wet fingers or spatula and cover with a tea towel. Leave to rise in a warm place until the bread is just coming up to the top of the tin. It will rise a little more in the oven. Remove the tea towel, sprinkle with seeds(sesame, poppy, whatever you have) and put it in the oven.
  • Put the loaf in the oven. After 15 minutes turn down to 200˚C and bake for another 30-40 minutes. You can take the loaf out of the tin 10 minutes before it is finished and put it directly on the oven shelf as this will make for a crispier crust.