I think I can finally pat my back for baking a soft spongy bread. When I baked a bread the first time, I was thrilled. And then baked many after that. This one shows a significant improvement on my bread baking abilities. Everything went off well right from the beginning and I knew this was going to be atleast almost close to perfect.A couple of days back, Pearls of east had tagged me for a worthy cause ,a cause that is raised for alleviating poverty in Africa, a very thoughtful cause and is open to every one. Anyone can participate and there are quite a number of ways one can contribute.There are various ways for you to get involved:
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So this bread is for the noble cause.
Bread flour -2 cups
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Semolina- 1 cup
Active dry yeast- 1tbsp
Grated cheese- 1 cup
Pepper(freshly ground)- 1tsp
Water- 3/4 cup
Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and leave it for 5 minutes.It will froth. Then add wheat flour, semolina flour and one cup of bread flourinto it and mix. Then add egg, grated cheese and pepper and salt.Knead it into a smooth and elastic dough.Add more flour if required. Coat it with oil. Cover and rest the dough for 2 hours.It will double in volume.
Punch the dough. On a floured surface,knead the dough again for 5 to 10 minutes. Then set in a loaf pan and let it rise for 1 or 2 hours. It should rise till the edges of the loaf pan.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 40 minutes. Tap to check whether it sounds hollow for doneness. Cool and cut into slices.