4Cs Multi Purpose Bread Recipe by Mike Wood
300 grams strong white bread (or wholemeal if you prefer)
8 grams dried yeast
1 tsp of sugar/honey/sweetener
1 tbsp butter or cooking spread
1 tsp salt
About 300mls of warmish water.
Place flour in a bowl. Put yeast, sugar, salt,and butter around edge of the flour.
Pour in some of the water and mix ingredients with fingers. Use enough water to make a dough which is not sticky. Add more water or flour if required.
Knead for 10 minutes. Treat it roughly, banging it down on the table top a couple of times.
When happy with the texture, place in a large bowl and cover with a plastic bag, allowing space for the bread to rise. Place somewhere warm, like the engine room.
To make rolls or a small loaf:
Tip out dough onto a floured surface, knead again for a short time to knock the air out. Divide and shape into rolls on a baking tray or place in a greased loaf tin. Replace plastic bag and leave to rise again as before.
When ready , bake in a hot oven till golden brown. It should sound hollow when tapped.
To make pitta bread:
Divide into fist sized pieces. Roll each piece out on a floured surface till about 1/4” thick.
Cook quickly in a hot, dry frying pan or griddle. Turn over once when puffed up. This takes just seconds. Leave to cool. Makes about 8.
To make wraps:
Same as for pitta but roll out thinner. Cook as for pitta according to taste.
Practice makes perfect!