Basic Bread Recipe
If you live somewhere where you can't find affordable bread without a plastic bag, try to make your own. It is not that hard, and you can spice it up with your favorite herbs if you want to.
Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Then make a well in the center and add oil and water. Mix well. If the dough seems a little stiff add 1-2 tbsp water. Mix well, then take it out of the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface. This is the part you need to practice, how the dough needs to feel to be ready. Its a soft, satin-smooth feeling, not sticky, not too hard. It needs a bit of kneading and a little love to make a really good dough, but no panic, practice will get you there.
Once the dough is ready, place it in a lightly oiled bowl, and cover with a kitchen towel. But it somewhere warm (underneath a blanket or somewhere close to the heater) and leave it rise for about 45-60 minutes until doubled in size.
Oil the baking tray and lightly flour the space where the bread will lay.
After an hour of rising, knock back the dough and gently knead again, so that the air can get out of the dough. Then mould the dough into a ball, bread shaped. Or make a few small bread rolls, what ever you want.
Place it on the baking tray and let it rise another 45 minutes. Heat the oven to 220C/fan, dust the loaf with flour and cut a cross or a few cuts beside each other on top of the loaf with a sharp knife.
Bake for 25-30 Minutes until golden brown.
If the loaf sounds hollow while knocking underneath, its done!
Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy with a bit butter and honey or a self made hummus, guacamole, or any other spread.
(You can also use the dough to make a pizza)
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