Out of all the appliances I have ever purchased, our bread-maker is by far the best. We tried to use it to make loaves of bread, but that didn’t really appeal and I could never slice it thin enough and I now really understand why they say sliced bread was so good. I had been taking it for granted obviously – Anyway, we use the bread-maker for dough only because I suck at making dough by hand for the following reasons:
- It’s sticky and gooey and I don’t like getting my hands icky.
- I over-work the dough and whatever I’m making turns out tough and wrong.
- I’m lazy
Our bread-maker takes all the hard work of dough making out of the equation and leaves only the creative bit left to do. Brilliant.
And – even better, this one dough recipe we use, has about a billion uses, it is hands down, the best bread-maker dough recipe, ever.
Scrolls (cheese and vegemite or ham and cheese or pizza)
Fancy plaited breads and knots
See? Almost a billion uses!
So, here is the recipe:
50mls Olive oil
2 teaspoons Salt
3 Tablespoons Sugar
4 cups of flour – I use a mixture of white and wholemeal.
1 tablespoon dry active yeast
Put the ingredients into the bread-maker in that order and select the dough function. It should take roughly 90 mins and then when it is done you can create whatever amazing doughy goodness your heart desires. I make scrolls regularly and freeze half the batch. This makes an awesome ready-to-go lunch box staple.