Easy bread (mixer)

Basic bread with a mixer
A quick and easy bread recipe which I use with a mixer and manage to get very presentable (and fairly predictable) results every time!
Recipe type: Bread
Ingredients
  • 500g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp salt
  • 10ml / 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 15ml / 3 tsp sugar
  • 60ml of olive oil
  • 300ml warm water (1 part boiling, 2 parts cold)
Instructions
  1. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl
  2. Mix lightly for a minute or two
  3. Switch to the dough hook
  4. Run the mixer on a slow and steady setting
  5. Slowly add about a third of the water around the edge of the bowl
  6. Add all of the oil and another third of the water (again around the edge)
  7. Depending on the mixture add more water until it is just moist
  8. Leave the mixer running to knead for 5-6 mins
  9. Lightly oil a bowl which is more than twice the size of the dough
  10. Place the dough in the bowl, cover with cling film and elave to double in size (at least 1 hour)
  11. Knock back the dough and put back in the mixer for 2-3 minutes
  12. Put the dough in a greased loaf tin and leave to rise for another 40-45 minutes
  13. When the dough rises past the top of the tin, cut a slash in the top and dust with flour
  14. Place in the middle of a preheated oven at 210°C (fan oven)
  15. Bake for around 30-40 mins
  16. Check progress after 30 minutes (tap the bottom of the loaf, if it sounds hollow it;s done)
  17. Remove from oven and turn onto wire tray.to cool

 

Based on this recipe from the KitchenAid website in New Zealand:

http://www.kitchenaid.co.nz/nz/recipes/item/211-classic-white-crusty-bread

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