Monday, 25 June 2012

Bread Baking Giveaway!

I promised, last week, a bread baking giveaway, and here it is.

The weather has been cold and wet, so we have baked bread, this weekend. The smell through the house has been sensational!

Kitchenware Direct have put together a brilliant package of everything you will need to get your bake on, and this giveaway includes over $125 worth of professional baking equipment of the very highest quality:




Basic bread with fresh yeast
1 large loaf or 24 rolls
Ingredients:
25g fresh yeast
½ tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
500 ml of water
2 tablespoon of oil
about 1 kilo of plain flour

Method:
1. In a large bowl, add 500ml blood temperature water – luke warm.


2. Add crumbled up yeast, salt, sugar and oil, and stir until the yeast has dissolved.

3. Pour in half of the flour and knead using your hands, add more flour and knead it in every time.


4. Keep adding flour and kneading until you have a smooth dough that doesn’t stick to your hands or the bowl. It should be soft, springy and smooth to the touch. Then knead on the bench for about 5 minutes.


5. Now find somewhere warm, it should be 22- 25 C. Cover the dough with a clean tea towel and let it rise for 30- 60 minutes until its' double the size.



6. Tip it out on a floured surface and knead until most of the big air bubbles are gone.

7. For a loaf: Grease a large loaf tin. Roll the dough out to a rectangle and roll it up and place in the tin.




8. For rolls, cut 24 lumps of dough, roll them into round balls and place with two fingers apart on a baking tray with baking paper on.
9. In all cases, cover with a clean tea towel towel and leave it to rise to double the size: about 20 minutes.

10. Bake in a preheated oven at 220`c, for 30- 40 minutes for the loaf, 10- 15 minutes for the rolls. Cool on a rack.


Notes:

1. In winter, to create a perfect proving space, turn your oven on very low (25`c) whilst you’re making the dough. Then turn the oven off. Then you can prove the dough in the oven – draft free and warm.


2. When baking the bread, place a casserole dish half filled with boiling water in the oven. (You want hot steam within the oven.) The steam makes bread. Keep the casserole dish in the oven the whole time you’re baking the bread.

3. 25 gram of yeast is 1 tablespoon of dry active yeast.



4. You can buy fresh yeast from supermarket deli-counters and from health food shops.

To enter this giveaway to win all this glorious bread baking equipment, all you need to do is leave me a comment, telling me which kind of bread you'd bake if you won...

Entry is for Australian residents only.

Winner will be drawn at random next Monday 2nd July.

Please feel free to share on Facebook and Twitter for extra entries.

Enjoy!



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I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Kitchenware Direct for their ongoing support of Aussie blogging - they really understand SEO, and they "get" that Aussie bloggers have influence, trust capital and also high authority.

72 comments:

  1. I'd love this prize, Lucy. My MIL gave me her old bread maker months ago, but I'm scared of it. I think I need to go back to basics and start with a fresh loaf in the oven.

    Lovely to see you posting. I miss you! x

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  2. This is such a great article. I have always been really scared of trying to bake bread at home but you have made it sound really easy and the tips you have here look great and easy!! Thanks so much for this. If I won this I would just try the basics to start with, but would love to try a really grainy crusty loaf too.

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  3. There is no better smell than freshly baked bread through the house mmmm yum. Id love to try beer bread, I saw a recipe yesterday and it looked pretty easy and I need all the simple recipes I can find Im prone to kitchen disasters!

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  4. Yum the smell of fresh bread is sooooooooooo good! I've never baked bread at home unless it was in a bread machine so i would have to say i would use your recipe until i mastered it!

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  6. I love french bread, that crust is sensational.

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  7. I used to bake bread in the oven every week. I haven't done any bread baking since I've been at uni this year though. I'm hoping to rectify that once I finish my first rotation at the end of next week and have three weeks off. Right now, I would love to be baking crusty rolls that are soft and fluffy in the middle to have with all the soup we are having this winter. Nothing like a good soup and crusty bread rolls to warm you up at night.

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  8. We love baking bread at our house, except we lack the perfect equipment. *hint hint*

    My favourite bread is Nutella scrolls. It is seriously AMAZING! xx

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  9. nothing like that smell wafting through the house...I would love to have a go at a fruit loaf...very similar to your basic recipe, just throw in some mixed dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and voila!...afternoon tea taken care of!

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  10. My mum used to bake breadrolls and so when I'm missing her especially bad, I make them because the smell is so comforting. I would make basic breadrolls and then eat one warm with butter. Best.

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  11. After another disappointing fruit loaf from another store i'm giving up on buying them. None of them are reasonably priced enough for me to buy regularly that i like anyway.
    So for me I'd make some fruit loaf first, but i'd probably have a load of breadrolls on the go at the same time as we go through so many of them with school and work lunches.

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  12. I can't find Gluten Free bread that my daughter finds palatable. She will eat it, but it's not ideal.

    The Gluten Free bread in the shops is the size & consistency & weight of a brick.

    I'd love to try my hand at baking some fresh home-made bread for her.

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  13. Your bread looks wonderful! I would make a thick crusty bread topped with poppy seeds, perfect for my always hungry kids and with our homemade, homegrown vegetable soup

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  14. By chance, I came across a recipe which includes all my 3 favourite foods: "Lime drizzled Coconut Banana Bread", so I must try that!.... *drooling*

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  15. I'd be baking some good old gluten-free bread as usual having being diagnosed Coeliac a short time ago!!

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  16. Jamie-Lee Lorraine BrownJune 26, 2012

    Brings back memories, my father was a baker he would come home after work at 5am, and make bread in our wood stove,nothing like waking in the morning to the smell of bread cooking.

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  17. The scent of freshly baked Scottish Baps is a perfect accompaniment to winter, and strong Earl Grey tea.

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  18. French Onion soup bread, I knead a packet of french onion soup into the dough

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  19. wow what an awesome prize pack Lucy!!! Love it
    I would make linseed bread or multigrain rye cos that's what i like really lol :-)

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  20. When I was younger my mum used to make all kinds of breads. My favourite by far was beer bread! It smelt delicious and tasted even better fresh out of the oven with melted butter. The crunchy crusts were the best bit! That is what I would make.

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  21. I have shared this awesome giveaway on facebook

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  22. Have shared on twitter. https://twitter.com/MadMummas/status/217498802398048256

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  23. I would have to bake some multigrain bread, big hit in our house, I feel like I'm forever buy it. Would save me a tonne of money

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  24. I would love to try some olive bread with gorgeous green olives baked into it. Mmm. Rachel x

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  25. I would like to make honey and sunflower seed bread for my lil ones lunches! They love bread and I would love to be able to make some!

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  26. I would bake sultana and spice bread with some seeds and nuts too. I so need to bake bread - it is such a warming homely thing to bake and smells amazing!

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  27. Kim maxwell galwayst@hotmail.comJune 26, 2012

    Cheese and bacon pull a parts would go really well in such nice new tins!
    Shared on facebook...........

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  28. Olives and sun dried tomatoes.So flavoursome, you will not need to add any condiments to this.

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  29. Jennifer S (jenny_mswift@yahoo.com.au)June 26, 2012

    I'd love to make fresh cinnamon and raisin bread with my two little girls, yum! :)

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  30. I would love to have a go at the orange bread they make up in the bakery at Mildura, it is like a raisin bread but has whole oranges chopped in it - yum!!!!

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  31. Jackie CollinsJune 26, 2012

    My kids and I once made mars bar bread. We just added chunks of mars bar to a normal loaf of bread

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  32. I so love fruit loaf so that would be my bread of choice to bake and share with the family - if it turns out ok :)

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  33. There is nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread. My family loves it, white, grain, fruit, pumpkin etc. They will be lined up waiting for it to come out of the oven.

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  34. I have a recipe for licorice bread, which I am just dying to bake! Just need to get a bread machine first!

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  35. Oh What a fabulous prize, I've never baked bread, it would be the perfect push to give it a go...I'd probably start with white bread! :)

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  36. I would bake my favourite apple and walnut loaf. It smells so yummy, and will keep everyone in the house happy and quiet - while eating, so I can put my feet up and relax after work. :)

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  37. I would bake a spicy fruit loaf, full of sultanas and chopped dried apricots, when cooked I would grill it, slather it in butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, yummo!

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  38. I would definitely be making both gluten free and glutened bread with these babies! WOW what a great giveaway! Especially those little mini loaves...

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  39. Shared on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ChiefHomeExec/status/217811094826262530

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  40. What a great prize. Im just getting into bread making. Id bake some beautiful crusty bread

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  41. Awesome giveaway! I would bake a poppy seed loaf and try my hand at herb bread. Maybe that's pushing it because I've never even made normal bread before!

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  42. I've shared on Twitter @FunkieFrog
    https://twitter.com/FunkieFrog/status/217821141232922624

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  43. And shared on Facebook too :)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/dianne.childs.39/posts/355175941222936

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  44. Garlic and onion bread, my family loves it.

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  45. I would try the basic recipe first, until I get used to how it all works.
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  46. Have shared on twitter (@Mel0307)

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  48. If I win I'd make a walnut bread with wholemeal flour!

    (I deleted the previous comment because I misspelt "flour" writing "flower" instead - I always do that! Arrgh it sounds the same to a French person! Sorry!)

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  49. Michelle GJune 27, 2012

    I love experimenting with different types of gluten free breads :)

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  50. Crispy White Bread with a Soft Center

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  51. I have been wanting to make Irish Soda bread since I left Ireland....11years ago now. I still don't actually have any of the required baking dishes to do this.

    I need the lot, but I do have about 5 versions of the recipe!

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  52. I have attempted baking bread but have yet to master the technique. Why waste your hard earned cash on a machine when you can do it yourself. Practice makes a perfectly fresh bread loaf.

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  53. I've Grown up on homemade bread and I would love to make my own cinnamon bread!

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  54. I love cooking, and love baking, but have never made my own bread! Your bread looks delicious and has inspired me!

    My husband, our daughters and I really love a good fruit bread (it's called "sultana loaf" in our house!), and I would have to give that a go. Of course, we couldn't go past some yummy white bread rolls to go with the delicious soups that simmer on our stove top during winter either...

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  55. If I won this I would be making Sourdough bread until I became an expert at it! I have made loaves that are lovely to smell but inedible! I've found a recipe that has an instant potato starter that I will be making.

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  56. I'd bake a savoury bread, flavoured with Greek herbs (like oregano) and sliced olives. This would taste amazing when eaten with feta cheese and a fresh salad!
    Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  57. NOTHING is as good as homemade raisin loaf with extra fruit and spice! That's first on my list!

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  58. AnonymousJune 29, 2012

    Cheese & Herb bread for sure..
    Renee
    renarip@hotmail.com

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  59. I've just had Yoke Mardewi's Sourdough book arrive in the mail yesterday, and have just been looking to buy some new bread tins, so this competition is so timely! My sourdough starter is already 'started', so naturally I'd be trying me a loaf of Yoke's Basic 'Almost' White Sourdough first of all.

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  60. I'd love to make wholemeal bread ;)

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  61. AnonymousJune 30, 2012

    Multigrain YUM!
    arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  62. Warm crispy bread with butter ... nothing beats homemade bread :)

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  63. AnonymousJuly 01, 2012

    White high top, soft in side. I like sourdough bread but I think that is probably to difficult

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  64. Joanne WilliamsJuly 01, 2012

    I love bread that has oats and dried fruit in it - trouble is it disappears too darn quick!

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  65. I'm Coeliac, so I think I'd make an awesome potato, cheese and olive bread (YUM), they're some of my favourite ingredients and I love bread!

    kate1485 at hotmail dot com

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  66. I tweeted about it here:

    https://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/219264800683864064

    kate1485 at hotmail dot com

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  67. I shared on Facebook here:

    https://www.facebook.com/Kate1485/posts/324529060969498

    kate1485 at hotmail dot com

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  68. Sharon (dizzyfae at hotmail dot com)July 01, 2012

    I would bake some fruit and spice buns followed by my secret cinnabon bun recipe!

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  69. Samantha FlintJuly 01, 2012

    My kids love my cheese and ham pocket buns. When making bread rolls I just flatten out the dough with my fingers add some grated cheese and between two slices of shaved ham then I form the roll around it and bake as normal. It makes a great alternative to sandwiches for school lunches.

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  70. I just love love love bread (forget no carbs!) so it's a hard choice, but I'd have to say potato bread. I had a best friend when I was little who was Irish and her mum used to bake the most delicious potato bread, yum! It's one of those things that has to be warm and homebaked.
    Thanks for the great giveaway, what a fantastic prize!

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  71. Focaccia or give sour dough a shot

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