Hardough Bread

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READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
SERVES: 12
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve the yeast in some of the water(1/4 cup) and add 2 teaspoons sugar. Leave it to stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  • Sieve the flour ,1 tsp sugar and salt. Cut the shortening into the flour.
  • Add the yeast mixture and the rest of the water all at once.
  • Mix quickly to a soft dough which is elastic and pliable.
  • Knead the dough vigorously either by hand or in an electric mixer, using dough hook. At least 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth to prevent the formation of a skin and leave it to rise or 'proof' in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Knock back the dough by kneading it again for a minute.
  • Shape the dough into loaves or rolls. Place in the appropriate greased tin and leave to rise again for 40 minutes.
  • Bake in a 450 degrees F. oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Cool on racks.
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