Perfect homemade bread for your sandwiches

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I must admit that I wasn't always an avid cook. Actually it was the opposite. Love of being in the kitchen has come to me after I turned 20. As years passed by I have learnt that you can create something absolutely magical using few simple ingredients you always stumble upon in the kitchen. One of the most magical and delicious creations is BREAD. Yes I'm screaming. In my opinion bread deserves all the compliments and is number one food for me. However despite its simplicity, it is not easy to make. In fact it's one of those lifetime cooking challenges. Bread making requires hard work and patience. To me, it's about pursuing certain life philosophy.You need to stick to few yet very important priorities that would guide you through your life. It's exactly the same with bread. Be patient, work hard and love what you are doing. These skills well combined with fresh ingredients will guarantee you a perfect loaf of bread. Ready to meditate? 

You need:

500g plain flour
12g dry yeast
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon sugar
40 g soft butter
350g tepid water

Step by step:

This bread is particularly easy to make because all ingredients go into a bowl together. First put flour, sugar and butter into a large mixing bowl (in case you will use a kitchen machine) or any other medium to large size bowl. Add yeast and salt, but make sure to separate them. Salt kills the yeast and in that case your bread will not rise. Start putting together the dough with half of water. Add water little by little in between each stirring and kneading. Dough should be consistent and not sticky.

Coat the dough in a tablespoon of olive oil and then put onto work surface. Push on the dough with your palm and fold it back together to stretch the gluten in your bread. Start kneading by bringing the edges towards the centre until it is smooth and elastic. You can use a little flour if the dough is sticking to your hands too much. Do it for about 7 minutes. Put your dough back into a bowl and cover with oiled cling film. Let it prove from 1 to 3 hours. (It all depends on how warm your room is).

After your dough doubled in size, put it on your work surface again and create a ball by folding the edges towards the centre. Put your dough on baking tray, cover with the cling film (or any textile)  and let rise for another hour. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 210 degrees. Once ready, dust you dough with a little flour, cut with sharp knife  put your dough in the oven and lightly sprinkle the walls of your oven with water and close the doors immediately. The steam will allow your bread to rise before the top gets baked. Bake for about 30 minutes

What kind of sandwich would you make with this bread? Please leave your comments down below. I would love to hear your ideas.  


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