Easy to bake versatile bread
Making bread is both easy and cheap. This recipe is versatile and can be changed to make almost any kind of bread you need.
- 500g Plain flour, exchangeable with whole-wheat flour
- 7g Yeast
- 1tbs Sugar
- 1tsp Salt
- 1tbs Sunflower Oil
- 3 cups Lukewarm water
- Blend together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a bowl using a wooden spoon or your fingers. Add the water and the sunflower oil and knead the dough with your hands until you get a smooth, slightly sticky dough. Rather than using more flour to keep the dough from sticking to your fingers, dip your fingers in sunflower oil.
- Let the dough rest in a oiled oven safe container in a warm place under a towel for about an hour. It should expand to about twice its original size.
- (Optional) At this point you can add decorations and form the surface of the bread. Popular decorations are sesame seeds, oats or a coat of plain flour.
- Put in the oven at 225°C(435°F) for about 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
- Turn the bread over onto the counter and tap the bottom gently with a spoon. If the bottom is hard and the tapping makes a hollow sound, your bread is done. If not, put it back in the oven, upside down, for about 5 more minutes.
- Once done, let the bread cool down and it is ready to be served.
*You can put the dough in cupcake molds with minced meat inside for a tasty, easy-to-carry lunch.
*With the help of some essences, you can change the taste of the bread quickly.
*Add rasins or fruit into the dough for a tasty breakfast that also covers 1 of your 5 a day.
© 2014 Chris Carlsson