It helps when making bread, to add a raising agent to the flour...especially when the yeast is not strong (1 stubby of beer is ok but not great!) My second batch of bread with the addition of baking powder and soda was sensational! Definitely Fran style: wholemeal/crunchy crusty – all over/ and light and aerated inside!
I find it hard to resist crusty, fresh, nourishing bread topped with real butter and lashings of Vegemite (....and no one to fight for it!!! Lol )
I might need another tube of Vegemite soon having mastered the delights of freshly baked bread in a dodgy oven!!