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

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