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November 15, 2010

4 cups flour

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 7g sachet of yeast

salt to taste


1.  Place the warm water in a bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top.  Mix with your hand.  Leave for about 10 minutes in a warm place until it looks bubbly.

2.  Mix the yeast and water mix into the flour in a large bowl.  Mix together with your hands until the dough forms a ball.  If it is too dry, add a little warm water.  If  it is too wet, add a little more flour.

3.  Knead the dough for about 5 minutes on a floured, clean surface.  By kneading I mean pulling one edge of the bread dough up towards the centre of  the circle of dough and then pushing the edge down and outwards using the palm of your hand.  Move around the circle of dough doing this.

4.  Place the dough in an oiled bowl.  Turn the dough upside down so the oiled side is to the top of the bowl.  Cover the bowl tightly with cling wrap and place in a warm place to prove.  (Double in size) This will take about an hour depending on the warmth of the room.

5.  When the dough has doubled in size, knock the dough down in the bowl by hitting the dough with your fists.  Then take it out of the bowl and knead for another 5 minutes.  Roll the dough into a fat cylinder and cut into 6 equal parts.

6.  Roll the sections into small balls and knead until the dough is smooth.  Tuck the ends of the ball of dough to the bottom.  Place bread roll on lightly oiled oven tray (or pizza tray).  Allow room between them for expansion.

7.  Place the tray of bread rolls in a warm place to rise again.  Cover with a tea towel and wait until they have doubled in size.

8. Place the tray of bread rolls in a  pre-heated 250 C oven for 5 minutes.  Turn the heat back to 200 C and cook for another  15 minutes.  The rolls are done when they are golden brown and when you turn them over and knock on them with your knuckles they give a hollow sound.

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