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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bread Recipes

For those of you who enjoyed our fun and delicious Bread Making Workshop last Thursday night, here are the recipes you've been asking for:


Heidi's Basic Bread Recipe

This basic bread recipe will make a loaf of bread. However the dough can be used for rolls, pizza base and more.
  • 1 c warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2-3 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
In a mixing bowl blend 2 c flour, active dry yeast and the salt. Add warm water and sugar or honey. 

Mix together with your hands until dough forms. If dough is too sticky, add more flour (but only enough to remove stickiness).

Knead bread by hand or machine until pliable (about ten minutes). The more you knead, the better your bread texture.

Let dough rest and rise in a covered mixing bowl until double in size. This may take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on ambient temperature.

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Punch down dough and knead again for five minutes. Shape dough and place in bread pan. Allow to rise again.

Once bread has doubled in size, place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden.

Let bread cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Renee's Fried Bread
  • 5 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 5 tsps Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups luke warm water or more if needed
  • 1 litre oil (vegetable, olive, grapeseed, which one you prefer)
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl together. Make well in middle of dry ingredients gradually add water and stir together with knife until well combined.

Once combined to a dough place onto to floured surface, kneaded mildly till smooth texture.

Roll out with rolling pin or press out with hands till dough is 2-4cm thick.Cut into slices, like scones, pricking each one with a fork.

Place each piece of dough into pot or frypan with very hot oil. Turn dough pieces over with tongs when golden brown.

Eat with butter,  jam,golden syurp. Yum.
Phyllis' Rewena Bread
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 2 dessertspoons Sugar
  • 2 cups of Bug agent (see recipe below)
  • 2 cups of Tepid Water
Mix all ingredients well in large bowl.Once combined, place dough onto floured hard surface and knead until dough is very stiff.

Place in loaf tin and let it sit for 30-40 minutes till risen.

Place in oven for 1 or 1 1/2 hours at 260-300 degrees until brown.

Potato Bug (Raising agent for Bread)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 dessertspoons Sugar
  • 1 cooked potato mashed in cool potato water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Mix all ingredients together and sit in warm area. It will rise, then use to make bread.

To keep it alive for frequent bread baking add:
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup of potato water

Jo's Roti Bread (Indian Flatbread)
  • 4 cups of Plain flour
  • 2 cups Hot Water
  • 1/2 cup oil
Make well in middle of flour, pour in hot water, combine with hands until you have smooth texture, slowly add oil as you knead into dough until evenly through.

Flatten with hand on clean hard surface, till thin and place on hot flat grill top or frypan. Cook till golden brown on each side.

Debbie's Breadmaker

Breadmaker recipes vary from machine to machine. The order of ingredients, the ratios and more are specifically designed for each machine.

If you google "Recipe Bread [the name of your bread machine]" you can find plenty of good recipes.