Bread Making

andi's school has been holding cooking workshops for parents this week. they've been fun to go to and good way to meet people. yesterday we made soups and today we made bread. the chef made it look so easy and i even got to try making it there. bread making has always intimidated me before. so this afternoon i went out and bought the ingredients and made rolls for dinner. it was really quick and easy and they turned out really well. the chef also showed us how to make pizza dough, foccacia and pita bread, all from basically the same recipe. here's the recipe for the rolls...

1 kilo bread flour
3 spoonfulls white sugar
3 spoonfulls salt
625 ml tepid water
21 g dried yeast

Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Put the yeast in the water and stir until it dissolves. Gradually add the water/yeast mixture to the dry mixture while stirring with a fork. Finish mixing with your hands to bring it all together into a ball. Knead the dough a few times. The dough will be damp. Form the dough into a ball and place in a bowl in a warm place and cover with cling film. Let rise for 20-40 minutes. It should double in size.

After the dough rises, knead again. Shape the dough in to rolls. Place on a well floured baking sheet. Let rise again for about 30 minutes.

Brush the top of the rolls with milk. Bake for about 12-15 minutes @ 200C.


tonight i'll be having a leftover roll with butter and honey. mmm.....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you, Somer. I could never get bread to rise.

12:22 AM  
Blogger Beth Davidson said...

I love to make bread and rolls and everyone loves to eat them. I always make the same rolls for Christmas dinner. One year I bought rolls. My family kept asking where the rolls were. No one could believe I didn't bake them. Watch out - once you start baking bread, everyone gets spoiled.

2:33 AM  
Anonymous kelley said...

that's something i've yet to try is breadmaking. i'm a little nervous to do it! someday soon. . . :)

1:34 PM  
Anonymous sue passerelli said...

I'm spoiled with my bread maker. I can get the dough all ready and then make the rolls. Haven't made rolls, though, in a long time. You've inspired me to do it again soon. When I used to try to make bread from scratch, I had the same results as your grandmother - couldn't get the dough to rise properly.

Good for you!

8:56 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

that's a nice program at the school!

4:12 PM  

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