I have been trying for weeks to bring you the perfect all-rounder dough that will answer any baking bread questions .
It’s not hard or impossible to bake bread . All there is a little chemistry of every ingredient you put in.
Let begin shall we ?
the key ingredient to any dough is the yeast , it should be fresh and alive for a tasty dough
In a medium bowl add in 1/2 cup lukewarm water , 2 teaspoon yeast and 1/2 tsp sugar. Mix well until yeast is dissolved. set aside for 5 minutes.
YEAST TEST –> In a bowl add 1/2 cup blood temperature water aka lukewarm (blood temperate is about 38ºC and its the perfect temperate for yeast to live and grow. Place your finger in the water is you feel nothing then its blood temperature . WELL DONE you have passed the first test. ) If water is any hotter it will kill thee yeast any colder the yeast will not active.
Adding sugar to yeast. Yeast is a living organism and it needs food adding sugar to the water will make it a happy place for yeast to grow and live.
Leaving the water mixture to stand for 5 minutes will make the top go foamy and bubbly . If you see that then you have a happy yeast .
In a large bowl combine flour , dry milk, egg, oil and salt . pour in the yeast mixture and with a help of a wooden spoon mix until a rough dough is formed.
The next important step is the kneading of the dough.
Place a the dough onto a well lightly floured surface and start to knead for 8-10 minutes. it might look a long time but trust me on this the more you knead the more gluten you develop giving you a softer and lighter dough.
Once knead place it back in the bowl cover with plastic wrap and leave it rise in a warm place.
The next key step is to find the perfect place for yeast to grow it should be warm not hot.
- near stove top while cooking
- in a microwave oven
- in an oven
- if you live in a hotter climate then near a window.
YAHOOO ! we have a dough ready to get filled.
Crazy yeast dough
- 500 grams all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 egg
- 2-3 teaspoon oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- about 2 cups water, divided. (you may need more or less water depending on the dough)
- In a medium bowl add 1/2 cup lukewarm water, yeast and sugar mix until yeast is dissolved. set aside for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl combine flour , salt, egg , dry milk and oil. pour in the yeast mixture and about 1 cup of water and mix using a wooden spoon. If the dough is dry add in the remaining water until a rough dough forms.
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and begin to knead for 8-10 minutes .
- Place the dough back into the bowl cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.