There’s something deeply relaxing and somehow holy in making your own bread. In kneading the dough, waiting for it to grow and then baking it. Letting the smell of fresh bread fill your house and then eating it with butter and cheese while it’s hot.
It’s also delicious. And very easy to make.
- 1 kilo of flour
- 2 and a half glasses of warm water
- 40 g of baker’s yeast
- 1 spoon of salt
- 1 spoon of sugar
- 1 spoon of oil
First, put the flour into a big bowl. Put the salt in and mix. Then make a hole in the center, and put there the sugar, the yeast and the oil.
Start kneading from the centre outwards, putting the warm water in little by little until you get a sticky and soft dough (and no flour).
Then put it in a warm place, cover it with a towel, and let it grow for an hour. When it’s doubled it’s mass, knead it a very little bit, make a round (cake like) shape with your hands and put it in a tray with a bit of flour.
Bake for an hour (check it every ten minutes after the first 35) at high heat.
You might burn your first bread, but you’ll still love it, I promise 🙂