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Basic Bread



4 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons salt

4 teaspoons sugar

10 g instant yeast

1 tablespoon olive oil

400ml lukewarm water


Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well in the centre.  Add the oil and three quarters of the water and mix it in to form a dough.  Add a little more water if need be, if it is too wet, add a small amount of flour.  Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic about 15 minutes.  Place the dough back into the bowl and oil the top, cover with a clean cloth and place it in a warm place to rise to twice the size.  Remove the dough from the bowl and shape and fill it any way you would like.

Bake 200C for 35-45 minutes - if it sounds hollow the bread is ready to come out of the oven

Top Tip:
Place inside car on a cold day to help it rise

Dish in Foil
Dough in dish
Bread in oven
Bread in Oven 1
Finished bread
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