Monday, January 14, 2013

Kita loaf

 This is a lovely light bread...and easy to make...
 Give it a try...

 You will need:
1kg Stone ground Flour
2 Tablespoons salt
10 g dry Yeast
120g butter - melted
550ml lukewarm water
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons honey
2 tsp sugar
Poppy seeds (optional)
Sesame seed (optional)

Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. 
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, add the 2 tsp of sugar. 
Whisk the eggs with a fork, add the honey, pour into the yeast mixture. 
Melt the butter. Pour both the butter and yeast mixture into the flour and mix to form a dough. 
It is quite sticky. Knead for a few minutes - not to long. 
Place the dough back into the bowl, cover with a towel and allow to rise (proving) in a warm spot for 1 hour.
Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 2 equal parts. 
Then divide each part into 3 parts. 
Roll the 3 parts of dough in your hands - roughly - to make 3 strands to plait with. 
Plait the dough and tuck the ends in. 
Brush with a little water and sprinkle with seeds if using or just dust with some flour.
Allow to rise for another hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake the breads for approximately 20 minutes - always keep a check because ovens differ.

Makes 2 large loaves.

We enjoyed ours with a delicious Potjiekos prepared by Grandpa

1 comment:

  1. Those look so amazing .... times like these that I miss bread! (But not the sore tummies that go with it in this house.)