Making bread is a series of precise procedures. But like anything else, the more practice you get with the processes the better one would get with “mucking” about the recipes. Since I’ve bought my mixer (which came with dough hooks, before that I never knew such things exist!), I’ve been into the doughs. I don’t really fancy putting my hands into flour and water, find it so tiresome. So yeah, dough hooks are godsend.
- 600 g of Laucke Flour Multigrain Flour
- 2 tsp of yeast
- 390ml/1.52 cups of warm water (30*c, I microwaved at 30 sec)
- some amount of extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp of brown sugar
- some amount of oregano
- dried parsley, paprika, salt and pepper (topping)
- 1/4 cup of flour (to flour the workbench or to save the dough if its too sticky)
1. Combine yeast, warm water, brown sugar, olive oil with the dough hooks attached on the mixer. Give it a good mix, at least 2-3 mins. Leave aside and pluck your eyebrows/watch a section of commercials.
2. Observe the glorious froth frothing in your bowl. Using the mixer, slowly add flour (a little bit at a time) into the wet mixture till dough ball forms.
3. Flour the workbench. Flour your hands. Flour the dough if it is sticky. Get into it.
4. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl, drizzle a lil olive oil on the dough, cover with teacloth and place it in a warm draft-free place. The warmer the better. Leave for 40 mins. Enough time to have sex while waiting for magic to happen in the bowl.
5. Don’t forget to turn the oven on. 200c.
6. Punch the inflated dough. Don’t break your knuckles. Split into two portions and place one in a loaf tin and the other on a baking tray. With the dough on the baking tray, flatten it and cut the edges with scissors to form a leave-like shape. Sprinkle dried parsley, paprika, salt and pepper on top.
7. Spray some water on the doughs before placing them into the oven. Keep them in there for 20-25 mins.
8. Remove from pans and set them aside to cool. Oh, to check to see if they are alright, tap the surface and if you hear a hollow sound then the breads are good.
++ once again i forgot to take a photo of the finished products together.