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ThermoGourmand Large Basic Loaf



ThermoGourmand Large Basic Loaf

  • 340 g water
  • 2 tsp dried instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 500 g Baker's Flour
  • 2 tsp bread improver, optional
  • 1/5 tsp salt
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 6
    40h 5min
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
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      TM 6
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place water, yeast and sugar, if using, into Thermomix bowl.
    Warm 3 min/37/sp 2.
    Add remaining ingredients and set to 5 min/dough.
    Remove to ThermoMat or greased bowl. Wrap in mat or cover bowl and allow to rise for at least an hour and a half. Dough needs to have doubled in size.
    Unwrap or remove from bowl onto a lightly floured surface.
    Press dough gently out to a circle. Elongate the circle on either side, by gently stretching the dough.
    Bring one side in and press down to the base. Repeat on the other side so you have a long triangle. Press gently down all over dough with tips of fingers. Make sure the length of the base of the triangle is the just under the width of the tin. (see note on tin size).
    Roll the very tip of the triangle down a little and press with fingers to seal. Roll down again and press to seal. Continue until you have a cylinder.
    Place the dough cylinder into the tin and cover with a cloth. Allow to rise at least another hour and a half - up to two or three hours if the room is cold. I let it rise until it's nearly to the top of the tin, so almost tripled.
    When nearly risen, place a tray with sides in the base of your oven and pre heat oven to 180c.
    When ready to bake, boil the kettle. Sprinkle top of dough lightly with flour and slash diagonally, a few times with a lame knife.
    Place in oven and carefully pour boiling water into the tray at the base to create steam.
    Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and crusty.

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The bread tin used measures 31 cm long, 13 cm wide and 12 cm high. I've noted that many recipes use more flour than my recipe. This isn't necessary, the dough just needs a longer rising time.

You can add up to 50g mixed seeds to this loaf. I like a blend of sunflower, pepitas and hemp seeds.

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