Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Simple White Bread

Simple White Bread 

500 ml warm water 
140 g white sugar 
42 g fresh yeast 
9 g salt 
100 ml olive oil 
1 kg flour 

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. 

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. 

Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. 

Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. 

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide into 6. Shape into balls, and place into well oiled baking pan. 

Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans. 
Bake at 175 C for 30 minutes.