First time tried bread in my ninja, never going to buy in the shops again! Its just perfect
- 500g strong plain flour plus extra 2 tablespoons
- 7g instant yeast
- 300ml lukewarm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2½ tablespoons olive oil
- 250ml water
- Soft butter for greasing
1: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast,300ml lukewarm water, salt, and olive oil. Knead until a smooth dough forms. If necessary, add extra flour ½ tablespoon at a time. Shape the dough into a ball.
2: Cut baking parchment in a circle to fit and line plate. Transfer the dough to the plate. Place in pot. Close lid. Move slider to the AIR FRY/HOB position. Select PROVE, set temperature to 35°C and set time to 60 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin the first rise.
When the rise is complete, remove the Cook & Crisp™ plate.
3: Add 250ml water to the pot. Deflate the dough by gently pressing on it, then reshape it into a ball. Transfer the dough back to the plate, then place the plate in the pot. Close the lid.
4 :Select PROVE, set temp to 35°C and set time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin the second rise. After 30 minutes, check the dough to make sure it has doubled in size. Once complete, close the lid and move slider to the COMBI-STEAM position.
5: Select STEAM BREAD, set temperature to 180°C and set time to 20 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking (this will STEAM for approximately 15
minutes before switching to STEAM BREAD).
6: When cooking is complete, the surface of the bread will be crusty and brown. Allow the bread to cool for about 30 minutes before slicing.