Making Bread

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Published on January 1, 2009

Author: menardasd

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How to make basic bread dough for bread, pizza crust, pita, doughboys.

M AKING B READ T HE EASY WAY

T HE END - RESULTS 1 loaf of bread  OR 2 med pizza crusts  OR 6 doughboys  OR 6 pita bread 

1 loaf of bread  OR

2 med pizza crusts  OR

6 doughboys  OR

6 pita bread 

T IME INVOLVED Preparation:  15 min. Risings:  3-4 hours Baking: loaf of bread in oven:  3o min. as pizza crust:  20 min. in presto:  20 min. as pita bread:  2 min. each

Preparation:  15 min.

Risings:  3-4 hours

Baking:

loaf of bread in oven:  3o min.

as pizza crust:  20 min.

in presto:  20 min.

as pita bread:  2 min. each

H AVE ON HAND at least 3 cups of white flour 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of instant yeast 2 tablespoons of white sugar hot water 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil   Hardware   Source of heat (oven, presto, stove top) Pan (bread pan or pizza pan or frying pan) Bowl, spoons, cup, plastic wrap, rolling pin

at least 3 cups of white flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of instant yeast

2 tablespoons of white sugar

hot water

4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

 

Hardware

 

Source of heat (oven, presto, stove top)

Pan (bread pan or pizza pan or frying pan)

Bowl, spoons, cup, plastic wrap, rolling pin

P HASE 1 In a mixing bowl: 2 tablespoons of sugar 6 oz of hot water 3/4 cup of flour   Mix well.  It will be like a paste. Add 1 teaspoon of instant yeast. Mix well and cover. Let it sit, in a warm place, for about 1 hr.    

In a mixing bowl:

2 tablespoons of sugar

6 oz of hot water

3/4 cup of flour

 

Mix well.  It will be like a paste.

Add 1 teaspoon of instant yeast.

Mix well and cover.

Let it sit, in a warm place, for about 1 hr.

 

 

T IP 1 Warm place ? Turn the oven on at 150 for 2 min then turn it off.   Turn the oven light on and leave it on. Place mixing bowl in the oven.   It will be a nice, warm place for the yeast to work and make the bread rise. Careful.  Too hot will kill the yeast.  Too cold and the bread won't rise.  Don't add the salt now - it may kill the yeast. 

Warm place ?

Turn the oven on at 150 for 2 min then turn it off.  

Turn the oven light on and leave it on.

Place mixing bowl in the oven.

 

It will be a nice, warm place for the yeast to work

and make the bread rise.

Careful.  Too hot will kill the yeast.  Too cold and

the bread won't rise.  Don't add the salt now - it

may kill the yeast. 

P HASE 2 Take the mixing bowl out of the oven. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and stir well. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt to 8 oz of flour With a spoon, stir into the mixing bowl It will be a sticky mixture  Have 1/4 cup of flour handy Oil your hands Add the flour to the mix Mix by hand, forming a ball Add pinches of flour until you have a nice, soft and elastic ball of dough. Oil the ball, place in the bowl, cover the bowl,  back in the warm oven for about 1 1/2 hour.

Take the mixing bowl out of the oven.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil and stir well.

Mix 1 teaspoon of salt to 8 oz of flour

With a spoon, stir into the mixing bowl

It will be a sticky mixture 

Have 1/4 cup of flour handy

Oil your hands

Add the flour to the mix

Mix by hand, forming a ball

Add pinches of flour until you have a nice,

soft and elastic ball of dough.

Oil the ball, place in the bowl, cover the bowl, 

back in the warm oven for about 1 1/2 hour.

T IP 2 Stop adding flour BEFORE it feels like a bowling ball !   The ball should be about the consistency of a gel stress ball. Work it the way you would a stress ball ! For pizza crusts, I like to add a teaspoon of  oregano to the mix.

Stop adding flour BEFORE it feels like a bowling ball !  

The ball should be about the consistency of a gel stress ball.

Work it the way you would a stress ball !

For pizza crusts, I like to add a teaspoon of 

oregano to the mix.

P HASE 3 Take the bowl out of the oven. The ball should have at least doubled in size. With a spoon, mix it to let the air out. Grease your hands and ball it again. Shape it as a bread loaf OR Cut it: in 2 for 2 pizza crusts in 6 for doughboys or pitas For bread, place it in a bread pan and  let it rise again.  For crusts or pitas, roll out on a floured  surface For doughboys, make little balls. 

Take the bowl out of the oven.

The ball should have at least doubled in size.

With a spoon, mix it to let the air out.

Grease your hands and ball it again.

Shape it as a bread loaf OR

Cut it:

in 2 for 2 pizza crusts

in 6 for doughboys or pitas

For bread, place it in a bread pan and 

let it rise again. 

For crusts or pitas, roll out on a floured 

surface

For doughboys, make little balls. 

T IP 3 I roll out one pizza crust.  The 2nd ball I wrap with plastic wrap, place in the fridge for the next time I'll have pizza.  It's gotta be used within 2 days or so.  Take it out 1 hour before rolling it out.

I roll out one pizza crust.  The 2nd ball I wrap with plastic wrap, place in the fridge for the next time I'll have pizza.  It's gotta be used within 2 days or so.  Take it out 1 hour before rolling it out.

P HASE 4 For bread :  let it rise 1 - 1 1/2 hour. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Remove from pan and let it sit for 30 min. For pizza:  flaten and roll out on a slightly   floured surface Place on a pizza pan, add your toppings Bake at 450 for 20 min.    For pita :  flaten and roll out on a slightly floured surface Heat up (medium heat) a frying pan slightly greased Cook one at a time, both sides, until golden   

For bread :  let it rise 1 - 1 1/2 hour.

Bake at 350 for 30 min.

Remove from pan and let it sit for 30 min.

For pizza:  flaten and roll out on a slightly  

floured surface

Place on a pizza pan, add your toppings

Bake at 450 for 20 min. 

 

For pita :  flaten and roll out on a slightly floured surface

Heat up (medium heat) a frying pan slightly greased

Cook one at a time, both sides, until golden 

 

T IP 4 When is the bread done ? After 30 min. take it out of the pan.  Tap it on the bottom:  it should sound hollow.  If not, put it back in the oven for 5 min. After the bread has cooled off, place it in a plastic bag (or grocery bag).  The crust will stay soft.

When is the bread done ?

After 30 min. take it out of the pan.  Tap it on the bottom:  it should sound hollow.  If not, put it back in the oven for 5 min.

After the bread has cooled off, place it in a plastic bag

(or grocery bag).  The crust will stay soft.

P HASE 4 - D OUGHBOYS Your stew is 20 minutes away from being ready. Turn off the presto, wait until it is safe to remove the cover. Place the 6 balls on top of your stew. Put cover back in place Turn on the presto for another 20 minutes.   If you don't have a presto, no prob !  Add the 6 balls to the top of your stew for the last 20 min.   Do not lift the cover while the doughboys are cooking !!!

Your stew is 20 minutes away from being ready.

Turn off the presto, wait until it is safe to remove the cover.

Place the 6 balls on top of your stew.

Put cover back in place

Turn on the presto for another 20 minutes.

 

If you don't have a presto, no prob !  Add the 6 balls to the top of your stew for the last 20 min.  

Do not lift the cover while the doughboys are cooking !!!

E NJOY Google "bread recipe" - you'll find hundreds if not thousands of recipes.   Bread is very "forgiving".  After a few times, you won't worry so much about measuring exactly the flour - you'll mix it "by feel".   Remember, practice makes perfect.     http://menardasd.com

Google "bread recipe" - you'll find hundreds if not thousands of recipes.  

Bread is very "forgiving".  After a few times, you won't worry so much about measuring exactly the flour - you'll mix it "by feel".

 

Remember, practice makes perfect.

 

 

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