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:
- Bakers Secret Large Loaf tin
- Bakers Secret Small Loaf tin
- Mini Loaves tin
- Scan Pan bread knife
- Scan Pan bread board
- Bakers Secret cooling rack
Basic bread with fresh yeast
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
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.
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.
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