Tasty Bread Dough

This recipe makes:
3 Pizza bases or 8 Flat breads or 12 pittas or umptine bread sticks or Rolls or Bread

250g Plain White Flour
250g Strong White Flour
1 1/2 level tsp of fine Sea Salt
1 tsp Easy Blend Instant Dried Yeast
1 tbsp Olive Oil

Put both flours into a mixing bowl with yeast and salt
Mix well
Add the oil along with 325ml of warm water
Mix to a rough dough
Flour your hands a little to stop the dough sticking
Tip out the dough onto a clean work surface and knead for 5-10 minutes, until smooth

Trickle a little oil into a bowl
Add the kneaded dough and turn in the oil to cover in a thin film of oil
Cover with a cloth and put in a warm place to rise until double the original size (at least 1 hour, but better results after 2)
When the dough is well risen poke with your fingers until it goes back to the pre-risen size.
It is now ready to be cut and shaped to your will

Tip for making the pizza: Once you have stretched out your base put it straight onto the pizza tray as the dough is too soft to move afterwards

Cooking your dough:
+ Pizza: Cook at 250C for 10 minutes
+ Rolls: Cook at 220C for 15 minutes (Each roll is about 125g of your dough)
+ Flat bread: Fry in frying pan (125g of dough) cook for about 2 minutes each side until browned, then drizzle oil on and maybe some garlic
+ Pittas: Egg size dough ball 220C for 8 minutes
+ Breadsticks: Walnut size dough ball rolled out to long shape at 220C for 10 minutes

Thanks Hugh

Source: http://www.rivercottage.net – The Veg book he released

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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