Basic bread dough

Basic bread dough

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Top With Cinnamon
Makes
Enough for 1 large loaf
Photographer
Izy Hossack

‘You have to love the dough.’ This is what my mum tells anyone any time they make simple bread dough. What she means by this is knead it by hand; leave the machines out of it. It will literally take ten minutes of your time and I promise you, will ensure a better loaf. It’s 100 per cent mum-guaranteed (and no one can argue with their mum about this kind of thing).

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
450g plain flour, plus more for kneading
7g dried yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon honey
or 1 teaspoon sugar

Method

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, yeast, honey or sugar and salt. Make a well in the centre of the ingredients, crack in the egg and pour in 250 ml lukewarm water. Stir with your hands, then tip out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for 10 minutes, adding a little more flour if needed, until you have a smooth, slightly sticky ball of dough.
  2. Oil the bowl and place the dough in it. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
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