Friday, 26 July 2013

Baking how naughty!

Baking bread.

So today, I got home from cleaning. Decided to make some bread.  Even though I'm still "banned" from playing with flour - due to my allergy to flour and asthmatic condition as a result.

Flour Recipe:

4 cups of White Flour.
1 Teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 tablespoons of  dried yeast
3/4 cup of cold water
2 tablespoons of oil
3/4 cup of boiling water
** more oil, eggs (I used 3 for 2 loaves worth) and water for the Egg wash topping.

1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

2. Add cold water and oil then the boiling water.

3. Stir to a smooth paste, let it stand 2-3 minutes.

4. Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic or it bounces back to a light touch.
If the dough is still sticky, add some more flour.

5. Put dough back into the bowl. Leave in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size.

6. Knead dough again on a floured surface.

7. Divide dough and put into a lightly oiled loaf tin (or muffin tin if making large rolls).

8. Leave in a warm place until the dough has risen again.

9. Heat oven to 140'C. While it's heating up, crack the eggs into a bowl, add water - apply to the loaf top and the tops of the rolls.

10. Bake at 140'C for about 30 minutes. (Rolls take about 25 minutes).

11. Turn onto a cooling rack, leave to cool uncovered.
When cool, put into paper bags. Will last around a week or so. (We normally eat them within a few days).



Some photos: During and After baking:
(Each one is a whole recipe worth, I repeated it twice).


Rolls in a muffin tin.


A large loaf. 


The baked rolls.


That loaf, again.


The rolls again. I'm not sure how I will get them out of the tin they seem pretty stuck!
 Nothing a run around with a knife won't fix.