Bread making is very easy, so far I'm making simple loaves or rolls, eventually I want to get into sourdoughs (as my husband loves it) and different breads, using different flours and grains and even making traditional breads from different countries.
Just like with cooking I am making different types of breads, as I could not just eat one type of bread everyday. I would just get bored of it. My family then try it and let me know if they would want that bread again.
Why did I start baking bread, because I got sick of going to the shops just because I needed bread. I found it was much easier and less time is wasted, if I just bake it myself.
This recipe came about as I needed a roll that would be great in the lunchbox for school the next day. My son who is 16 rated this bread very well, he said it was great for lunch.
Now this bread requires a free standing mixer with a dough hook.
The rolls are quite easy to make, they are soft and they taste great. They would also make great burger buns as they are quite large.
If you like me and you want to start making your own bread, this one is a great one to try.
500g bread flour
10g caster sugar
8g instant yeast
20g olive oil or lard
1 egg, beaten well, for brushing
sesame seeds, for sprinkling
Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a free standing mixer, mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Then using a dough hook attachment, mix over low speed for 10 minutes until a a nice smooth dough forms.
Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place your dough in the bowl, turn the dough over, so the oil, covers the dough lightly. Then cover the bowl with beeswax wraps or cling film, and allow to rest for 2 hours or until it doubles in size.
Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Remove the dough from the bowl and cut it into 6 (or 8) even pieces. Shape the pieces into balls and place on your prepared baking tray, make sure you spread the balls out on the tray, with plenty of space in between each ball, to allow them to grow and spread as they rest again.
Brush each ball lightly with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
Place a tea towel over the tray and allow to prove for 1.5-2 hours, until they are nice and big.
Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced at least 30 minutes before you will bake the rolls. Place your oven rack on the second from the bottom spot.
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