Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Best Boat Bread EVER

Best boat bread EVER...! From Doon on Bold Endeavour

1 tbsp Dry yeast
2 x 1/2 Cup warm water
3 cups of flour (can be 1/2 whole wheat mix)
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
In a large bowl sprinkle yeast into half the cup of warm water, sugar and yeast, dissolve and allow 5-10 mins for yeast to froth.
Add dry ingredients to a large bowl. When yeast mixture has frothed add another 1/2 cup warm water and the oil. Mix well. Knead for 10 mins. A little trick is to twist the dough and through it down onto the surface. This really helps to make a nice dough.
I like to let my dough rise for an hour in a bowl with a lid for an hour. Once it has risen or doubled in size in can be knocked back down and shaped for bread tin or baking try. Preheat oven to 400 deg. Allow to rise for another 15-20 mins. Place bread in preheated oven for 25-30 mins or until the bottom sounds hollow when you knock on it.

For Delicious Cheesy Rolls.

Double the above recipe and prepare up to knock down. Once dough has been knocked don tear off a third of it and break into 4 pieces. Roll each piece between both hands and ties a knot with the dough. Place on baking tray. Sprinkle with mixed herbs and grate cheddar cheese on top. Allow to rise a second time with main bread dough. Bake for 15-20 mins. Delicious dunked in olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 x cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 x cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 deg F, grease cookie tray, no need if using silicon tray.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a medium bowl cream together the butter, sugars then beat in the egg until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chip cookies.
Drop spoonfuls of cookies spaced fairly evenly apart onto the cookie tray. Bake for about 15 mins or until golden around the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheet before transferring to wire rack.

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