Homemade bread. I love it so much.
Bread is wonderful as it is and I don’t know if there’s anything better than freshly baked bread with butter. This recipe is super simple and I’m sure you will easily succeed. Originally this recipe is from here but I’ve changed it a bit.
- 5 dl of water (500ml)
- 2 bags of dry yeast (14g)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- ½ tablespoon of salt
- 13 dl of flour (about 850g)
- ½ dl of olive oil (50ml)
First mix together all the dry ingredients: dry yeast, sugar and salt with 1 cup of flour.
Then, you need to heat up your water, in most recipes they say that the water should be hand warm but that’s not accurate. To make the dough rise properly the water should be a bit hot. Hot in a way that you can still put your hand in and it won’t burn you or “kill” the yeast but you don’t want to leave your hand in either. 😀 Proceed to put in your dry ingredient mixture, start mixing with a spoon and adding flour. Then add some olive oil and continue mixing with your hand, be sure to add small amounts of flour while mixing.
Your dough is ready when it looks like on the right side, it should take around 5 to 10 minutes. It’s important that you mix the dough well. Leave the dough to rise for 40 minutes. I always leave the dough to rise inside the microwave (remind people around you to not turn it on). 😉
After 40 minutes, take the dough out and knead it well. I’d recommend to punch the dough violently to get a better consistency (it’s also a perfect way to release stress).
When the dough is not that sticky anymore you can form pieces of bread. Leave them rise at least 15 minutes under a cloth, the longer the time the bigger they become but I would recommend not to leave them more than 45 minutes rising. Then put them in the oven for 15 min in 225°C.
Your bread is ready!
Enjoy the bread with butter or whatever you like. I’d recommend you to make molletes, they are delicious!!
– Eeva –