Basic Dough Recipe

Basic Dough Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup milk

3 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons salt

90 g butter

1 1/2 cups warm water

30 g compressed yeast

6 cups plain flour, unsifted

1 tablespoon gluten flour

 

Method :

Scald the milk and stir in the sugar, salt and butter. Allow the mixture to lukewarm. Use a large warm bowl and add in the 1.5 cups of warm water. Sprinkle the compressed yeast over the water and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Add the lukewarm milk mixture and 3 cups of the sifted plain flour with the gluten flour. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Make a soft dough by adding enough additional plain flour.

 

Turn the soft dough onto a floured board, and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Shape the dough into a smooth ball. Put the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a cloth and allot to prove in a warm place until it doubled in quantity and the dough is ready to be used in other recipes.

 

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