What's on the menu
09 September 2019
Johan & Francina Botha
Although the bread from our favourite Hot Bread Shop is very good, it is not the same as home made bread. So, I decided to try my luck with the pressure cooker again. When we sailed to New Zealand, I used the pressure cooker to bake bread. The pressure cooker that I have now is bigger and also quite different from the previous small one. I had to adjust the recipe and the cooking times.
2 cups wholewheat flour
2 cups white flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp yeast
2 cups luke warm water
2 tsp flour for yeast mixture
Mix the sugar, yeast, luke warm water and 2 tsp flour and let it stand for 15 minutes.
Mix the flour and salt together and then stir the yeast mixture into the flour mixture.
Once it is all mixed together, start kneading until the dough stops sticking to your hands.
Put rack and water in the pressure cooker. Put the dough into the pan and let the pan rest on the rack in the pressure cooker. Cover with a cloth and let it rise almost to the top of the pan.
Switch on the gas and bring to pressure. Once it reach pressure, turn down the gas and let it steam for 45 minutes.
Let the bread cool down and enjoy.