Jan 25, 2011

Delicious Home Made Bread in 10 Easy Steps

One of the Best Recipes Ever
- Delicious Home Made Bread

Easy & Delicious Home Made Bread


Easy & Delicious Home Made Bread ... AND it’s fat FREE to boost!

This is one of the easiest and most delicious home made bread recipes I have ever made. I have been on a mission for many years to make an easy home made bread with a nice crunchy crust.

Here's What You'll Need:

4 cups of Bread Flour (I use Laucke’s “Wallaby Flour” which is a high protein bakers flour)
450ml warm Water (approx)
2 tsp Dry Yeast
2 tsp Sea Salt

Here's how to make your own home made bread:

In the bowl of your mixer, add flour, yeast & salt.

Lower dough hook and mix dry ingredients to combine on low speed. With the dough hook running pour in about 400ml of the water. If the dough is too stiff, add the rest little by little until it is a nice sticky consistency.

Turn up the speed of your machine to medium, when the dough leaves the sides of the bowl in one mass – turn off your machine. This normally takes about 2 to 3 minutes. Cover bowl with cling wrap and place a tea towel over to the bowl to keep it warm.

Leave to rise in a warm spot in your kitchen. Allow the dough to double in size (this will depend on the ambient temperature – if it’s a cooler day it will take a bit longer than on warmer days). All up it should take about an hour.

Tip dough out on to floured bench top. Form into a ball and roll out into a square approx. 2cm thick. Starting at one corner roll up the dough into a long “cigar” shape. Place on floured cookie sheet, with the seam side down. Dust generously with flour. Cover with tea towel and let rise until doubled in volume.

In the meantime, heat oven to 180 Celcius. When dough has sufficiently risen, use a sharp knife to make 3 or 4 slits on top of the loaf. Then place in oven and bake at 180C for approx 20 minutes, then turn up the oven to 220C for the remainder of the cooking time.

When bread has a nice dark golden colour, pull it out of the oven and using oven mitts, turn it over and tap the bottom with your other hand. When it sounds almost “hollow” like you’re tapping a drum… it’s ready.

This is one of the best recipes ever for home made bread – it has a lovely crust, no preservatives, bread improvers or any other kind of additives!

Once you try it… you’ll bake this one over and over again!... trust me I'm a firm addict of this recipe ;)

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