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If anyone here, while watching the show, gets a sudden urge to eat some freshly baked bread, but unable to get at the moment, you can make one yourself. Easiest to make and the best one known, is the white bread.
This recipe for homemade crusty white bread is one of the simplest methods to enjoy fresh bread straight from your own oven. Making bread at home is a lot easier than most people realise and also produces bread that can be much healthier than the store bought variety.
You only need a few basic ingredients to produce delicious bread and fill your home with the lovely fresh baked aroma.
All you really need to produce bread at home is four basic ingredients. This recipe produces enough for two large loaves or you can form it into other shapes or even bread rolls if you choose.
1 kilogram White Bread Flour
20 grams Salt
14 grams Dry Activated Yeast (2 sachets)
600 ml Water (slightly warm or "tepid")
1. Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl and give them a dry mix with a wooden spoon (it doesn't have to be wood, I'm just a traditionalist).
2. Make a well in the center and pour in the water.
3. Gradually stir the flour into the water until it is all incorporated. Flour can vary or even humidity can make a difference so you might find you need to add a little more flour or water to produce a workable dough. You don't want it too sticky or to tough to work with.
4. It's time to get your hands dirty. Turn your dough out onto a floured surface. A board or even just your table top is fine. Start kneading the dough. Feel free to stretch, pull or punch the dough in all directions. Then roll it back up and stretch, pull or punch again. Any technique you choose will be fine, just keep working the dough for about 10 minutes until it is even in texture. Now roll the dough into a ball and place it into a lightly greased container that can be covered. You can use your mixing bowl if it has enough room for the dough to double in size, or use a large plastic container or even a bucket. Cover with a lid, plastic wrap or a damp towel.
5. Place the dough in a warm place (not too hot, yeast starts to die above 50 C) until it doubles in size. This will take about 1 hour. Don't worry if you can't find a spot warm enough, it will still rise but it will just take a little longer.
6. Once your dough has doubled, punch it down and take it out of the container. Now divide it into 2 even portions. Press the pieces out flat and then roll into loaf shapes.
7. Place the dough pieces into large loaf tins and cover again to allow to rise. Plastic wrap or a damp towel will be fine. Sit in a warm place and allow the dough to rise until it reaches the top of the tin. While the dough is rising, preheat your oven to 230 C (450 F)
8. Once the dough has reached the top of the tin remove the cover and place in your pre-heated oven for 30-40 minutes. You can check if it is baked by knocking on the crust and listening for a hollow sound.
9. Remove from tins and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy your fresh bread! ^^
This is for the lolz, of course... but the baking method is legit!
Thanks for the bread recipe!
I must admit, after watching a couple of episodes, my urge to eat bread has heightened.
^ Don't worry about it. I've been constantly itching to try some of the stuff myself.
Alright, next one will be blueberry muffins.
- 2 cups (approx 280 grams) Self Raising flour
- 3/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup (approx. 67 grams) sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 3/4 cup (175 ml) milk
- 2 cups (approx. 300 grams?!?) blueberries, well-dried
Optional: 1 tsp grated orange or lemon rind muffin pan lined with muffin papers (I use one 12 cup and one 6 cup pan)
Wash the blueberries and drain. Sprinkle a tea towel with flour and roll the blueberries in it. Wrap the now lightly floured berries and leave for a good 30 minutes or so to dry completely. Preheat oven to 425F/210C/Gas Mark 7. Sift the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the melted butter and then the milk.
Quickly stir the liquid ingredients into the dry, confining yourself to only 10-15 strokes. Leave the lumps as too much handling will result in tough muffins.
Add the floured blueberries and the optional rind if you are using. Briefly fold in the berries. Spoon into the prepared muffin pans, allowing the mixture to fill about 2/3 of the cup. Bake in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes. Muffins will be a light golden color when fully cooked.
Remove at once from their tins. Serve with plenty of butter. To really make this a meal, scramble some eggs to eat with the muffins!
This method is done to make 18 muffins!
Alright, I'm on a roll with these recepies so I'm going for Dinner Sweet Roll this time around! ^^
Yes yes, it's still for the lolz, but these are valid still. Should try this one myself lol.
2 tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup margarine (Earth Balance is the best for this)
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 teaspoons Ener-g egg replacer
6 tablespoons warm water
4 1/2 cups flour
1. Mix yeast and 1/4 cup warm water in a small bowl, set aside. Add water, sugar, and salt. Let cool.
2. In a large bowl, mix egg replacer and warm water with a whisk until blended. Add the yeast mixture and the margarine mixture, stir to combine.
3. Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing as you go. It will create a sticky dough. Let rise, covered, until doubled in size. Punch it down, cover with a damp cloth or saran wrap, and place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 3 hours.
4. Roll out flat and cut into circles for traditional rolls or roll into balls and place 3 balls into muffin tins to create clover rolls.
5. Shape and let rise until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 12-17 minutes (check frequently after 12 minutes), until lightly browned on top.
Serves: 24, Preparation time: 18 hours
I like the blueberry muffins recipe! Seems really easy to make
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