Bread – from the Bellini Kitchen Master

I love to make home made bread.  Used to use a bread maker, but since buying my Bellini Kitchen Master, have done it in that instead.  I prefer the result, as I don’t get a whopping great big hole in the bread like in a bread maker!

The recipe is easy – will post it below for anyone who wishes to try it.  I use the Bellini purely to save time – but for those who like to do it all by hand, it’ll work.  Tasty recipe!

500g Flour
500g Flour

Firstly I let the yeast do its thing, then mix in the other ingredients..

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Pour into a bowl and let it rest and rise

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Punch a hole in it.. knead it for a minute..

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Pop it into a bread tin.. and cook it..

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And VOILA!

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Along the way though – I also prepared food for the birds outside (rosellas) – please don’t feed lorikeets SEED – it’s not good for them! This is a mix of nextar and chopped apple – they love it!

BREADBIRDSAnd also discovered I have MICE 😦 OH NO!!!!! One unopened pkt of pistachios gone to waste 😦

BREADmicethe recipe:

  • 320g warm water
  • 7g yeast
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 500g plain flour
  • 5g bread improver (not essential but I use it every time)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2tb olive oil
  • extra oil for greasing

Method:

Put Stirring Blade in the bowl.

Put warm water, sugar and  yeast in bowl. Mix 5 seconds, speed 3.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.

Pu the rest of the ingredients in the bowl. Mix 10 seconds, speed 6 (This step is really important so you don’t damage the machine. Do not use speed 1 at the start)

Knead for 2 minutes, speed 1.

Put a little oil in the bottom of a large bowl and empty dough into the bowl. I tipped the bowl upside down and removed the blade to help get the dough out. Turn the dough over a few times in the bowl to coat with oil and cover the bowl with a damp tea towel. Place in a warm spot for 45 minutes to double in size.

Punch the dough in the bowl, then turn out onto a floured surface. Knead by hand for 1 minute until it returns to its original size. Shape into a loaf shape and put into a greased loaf tin. Brush or spray the surface with a little oil and put in a warm spot for 30 minutes to double in size. Preheat oven to 200C.

Cook bread for 25-30 minutes. It will sound hollow when you tap the bottom if it is ready. Turn it out immediately onto a wire rack to cool.

This dough is great for bread rolls or pizza too.  It will make 2 pizza bases. It can also be frozen before the second prove.

Delish!

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