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!
Firstly I let the yeast do its thing, then mix in the other ingredients..
Pour into a bowl and let it rest and rise
Punch a hole in it.. knead it for a minute..
Pop it into a bread tin.. and cook it..
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!
- 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
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.