Triple-raised Brilliant Bread
- Mix together yeast and lukewarm water, set aside.
- In bowl, mix 2 cups flour, salt, sugar, oil and hot water until mixed. Then add yeast and a further 2 cups of flour and mix together. Continue mixing by hand, add flour as needed until mixture isn't sticky to touch.
- Turn out onto surface and knead for 10 minutes, using more flour if needed. Generally the recipe needs 5 cups flour in total, but no worries if you need the full 6 to get the preferred consistency.
- When happy with knead, place in bowl and let rise to twice the size.
- When risen, turn out and knock about for a few minutes before returning to bowl for a 2nd rise to double size.
- Section dough out into preferred tins or shapes - this mix with make 3 traditional loafs but spilt out how you wish. Allow the mixture to rise for a 3rd time in its tin.
- Cook for 10 mins on 200 deg C (conventional), then for a further 30 mins on 170 deg C (conventional). Cover the top with foil if bread starts to catch too much colour before fully cooking.
Not only does triple-raised bread sound fancy if you have friends and family coming over but it actually develops the bread's flavour and increases its shelf life.