Saturday, July 30, 2011

Home made crusty bread

2 Cups baker's flour (or plain white flour)
1 Teaspoon of salt
2 Teaspoons/1 sachet of dry yeast
1 Teaspoon of olive oil
Luke warm water to mix
Semolina or seeds of your choice

Place flour in large bowl
Add salt and yeast and mix together
Add olive oil
Slowly add the water to make a firm dough. The mixture should come away easily from the sides of the bowl
Place a lid or plastic wrap over the mixture and place in a warm spot until the mixture has doubled in size. You can turn on the oven for about 30 seconds. Then place bowl in the oven.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. If the dough sticky, add a little more flour.
Knead the dough for 2-5 mins in order to expel any air.
Shape into desired shape, then place onto tray. Cut a cross in the top of the mixture
Spray with water and sprinkle semolina on top
Leave for 30mins to rise again
Place in preheated 180 degree oven for 30-40mins.
Remove from oven and let cool.

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