I CanDOUGHThis!Dough is a thick, malleable paste made out of any cereals (grains)or leguminous crops by mixing flour with a small amountof water and/or other liquid. This process is a precursor to making awide variety of foodstuffs, particularly breads and bread-based items(e.g., crusts, dumplings), flat breads, noodles, pastry, pizza, breadrolls, biscuits, cookies and similar items. This includes all kinds ofbreads or similar recipes made from maize, rice, sorghum, wheat, andother cereals or related crops used around the world.Leavened or fermented dough, made from dry ground grain cerealsor legumes mixed with water and yeast are used all over theworld. Salt, oils or fats, sugars or honey and sometimes milk or eggs arealso common ingredients in dough.
Basic Bread Dough RecipeIngredients450g (3 cups) plain bread flour1 tbs (12g/2 sachets) dried yeast1/2 tsp salt2 tbs melted butter250ml (1 cup) warm milk2 tsp caster sugarSteps1. Combine flour, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in salt. Make a well in the center. Addmilk and butter.2. Use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture until well combined, and then use your hands tobring the dough together in the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.3. Brush a large bowl with olive oil to grease. Place the dough in the bowl and cover with adamp tea towel. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place to prove for 45 minutes-1 hour oruntil the dough has almost doubled in size.4. Punch down the center of the dough with your fist. Turn onto a lightly floured surface.Knead for 2 minutes or until the dough is elastic and has returned to its original size.Continue following your recipe.