I bake this bread often, it’s easy to make and tastes exactly like the one in the market. I like to be creative and add some dried tomatoes, olives, or caramelized onions to this dough. You can use it in garlic bread with cheese recipe.
I Mostly knead with my hands, it has a therapeutic effect, I’m always calmer after a good kneading session 🙂
– 1/2 tablespoon dry yeast
– 1/2 cup warm water
– 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
– 1/2 tablespoon sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 tablespoon oil
1- Mix water with yeast, 1/2 cup flour, and sugar. Let it rest for 20 minutes.
2- Add salt to the rest of the flour, and then add it to the above mixture.
3- Knead and add oil throughout the kneading. Dust your hand with flour if the dough is sticky.
4- Keep on kneading until you get soft dough, as soft as your earlobe.
5- Cover with wet cloth and let it rise.
6- Punch it and place it in a baking pan sprinkled with flour. Cover it and let it rise again.
7- If you like, you can brush the surface with egg yolk and milk. Place it in a preheated oven 350F/180C/ gas mark 4.
8- It will take 15-20 minutes in the oven.
9- After you take it out of the oven, cover with cloth or kitchen towel.