Is there anything better than fresh bread with lashings of butter ?
This bread recipe is so versatile you can add your favorite flavours to the dough and produce the most amazing breads.
You don't need a machine for mixing but if you do have one you will get a more consistent product.
500gm plain flour
375ml warm water
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
10 gm dried yeast
5 gm Bread improver
Sieve flour , salt , sugar and bread improver.Place dried yeast into the Luke warm water.When it ferments It is ready.
In a mixing bowl or machine, use a dough hook to incorporate the wet ingredients and leave to mix for 5 minutes.This will create a warm dough and start the proving process.
Remove the dough from the machine and place in a warm area of your kitchen. Normally near the oven( be careful it is not too hot as it will kill the yeast)place a damp cloth over the dough to protect it.
After 1 1/2 hours check to see if the dough has proven.
Place on a bench with some flour and knock the air out of the dough.at this stage you can add the different flavors
- olives and onions
- parmesan and garlic
Roll your dough into the desired shapes and place on a greased baking tray or a bakers mat.Brush the buns or loaf with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppyseed.
Leave for 45 mins and let them prove in there shapes.
Place in a preheated oven at 210c and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or longer for a loaf.
When they come out of the oven let them stand for 10 minutes while you get your butter ready. Now enjoy