Multi-use Dough for Bread, Pizza etc.

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5kg of strong flour
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast (fast-action or dried)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 litre of warm water
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

Method: 

Bread: Mix everything in a large bowl until you get a rough dough. Add small amounts of extra water or flour as necessary.
Turn out onto a floured work surface and knead for several minutes until you get a smooth and springy dough.
Return to the bowl and cover with cling-film for at least 2 hours in a warm place.
Shape into tins and leave to rise for a second time -again covered with cling-film- for about 45 minutes.
Bake the bread in a hot oven at about 190-200 degrees celsius for about 35-40 minutes.
Cool on a rack.
Rolls: As above, but without step 4.
Shape into balls the size of a small apple and bake on a tray for 12-15 minutes.
Pizza: As above, but without step 4.
Roll into a thin, even base (greased), and add ingredients according to taste starting with a tomato sauce, followed by cheese, ham etc.
Bake the pizza in a hot oven at 200 degrees celsius till cooked, (between 25-40 minutes depending on the thickness of the dough.

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