This particular technique, I learnt from Jamie, in his "Save With Jamie" Series.
Make the dough in the food processor,,,which I have done before, BUT instead of turning out after mixing, then kneading and placing into an oiled bowl
Leave it in the food processor to prove
Saves on Washing up too
Punch down and turn out onto the bench and shape into required rolls or bread
It makes a very nice soft white bread
Yes I know... White Bread!
Well I'm sorry, but there is a time and place for white bread, especially when it is home made
Had two of our Gorgeous Granddaughters for a sleeplover...
I made buns for Hamburgers for them.
and today I made a loaf for our lunch, for some delicious fresh bread sandwiches
This is so so simple
I like to have more tepid water on hand, than I need.
It depends on the day, humidity etc... as to how much water you will need for your dough.
Set some aside.
500 gms plain strong flour
1 pkt dry Yeast
Good pinch salt
Glug of olive oil
450 mls tepid water
Dissolve the yeast in 300 mls of the water
Let sit for about 5 minutes to let the yeast start to work
Place flour, salt and oil in food processor
Whizz to combine
Add yeast and water
Whizz and then add more of the reserved water in through the hole at the top as you need it
The dough should be more on the wet side
Let the machine work the dough
It should start to ball and leave the side of the bowl
Stop... put the stopper on the top
Leave for about an hour
the dough should have doubled in size
Turn out onto floured board
Punch down and knead for a minute to combine
Break into balls
just fold each ball under itself to make a nice smooth ball
So make 6
Cover with a clean tea towel and leave about 20-30 minutes to prove and double in size
Should take about 15-20 minutes
If you want to make a loaf
Split the dough into 2
Roll into balls
Tuck them into themselves to make a nice tight surface and place into
a greased loaf container
Leave to prove about 30 mins and bake in 200C oven about 30 minutes
till golden and sound hollow when tapped
This is what it looks like when you rip it apart
Then, this is what I call a real sandwich
Door stop fresh bread
Cheese, Salami, Beetroot and Lettuce