You’ll be surprised at how much better they taste when you make them yourself.
- 1 Tablespoon of yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup lukewarm water
Sprinkle the yeast over the 1/2 Cup of warm water then sprinkle the sugar over the floating yeast so it all sinks to the bottom. Allow to sit and ‘Bloom’ for 10-15 minutes, undisturbed.
In a separate bowl blend the flour and salt.
place flour mixture into your mixing bowl with a dough hook and add the yeast water and, slowly the remaining water. Knead for 10-15 minutes.
…but if you don’t have a mixer or bread maker…
When yeast has bubbled up, make a depression in the flour mixture and pour in the yeast liquid. Slowly stir in the remaining water until a sticky ball forms. place onto a floured board and knead 10-15 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Cover and sit in a warm place for 2-3 hours, or until almost doubled.
Once doubled, roll the dough into a log and pinch off 10-12 balls.
Make sure your oven rack is at the bottom of the oven (1 rack only) Preheat your oven to 500. Preheat your pan, too…
Roll out each ball to about 6 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick, place on floured surface and let sit for 10 minutes.
Working quickly, place 3 or 4 rounds on the hot pan and slide it into the oven. Bake for 4 minutes (until puffed) then turn over and bake for 2 minutes…No Peeking!…
Cool slightly then put into bags immediately.
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