25 grams of fresh yeast
3 decilitres of lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of sea salt
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Crumble the yeast into a baking bowl and add lukewarm water oil, salt. Add plain flour a little at a time while stirring. When the dough starts to release the bowl put it on your kitchen counter with some flour. Add more flour while kneading the dough. I use a special technique that I learnt from watching river cottage. You push the dough down and away from you and roll it back. You add flour until the dough releases your hand when its rolled back into your hand. Look at this video at 0.38 on. It also shows you how to shape the dough when it is done. Fold the dough into the middle clockwise, flip it round and start shaping it in your hands until it’s a perfectly round ball. Brush some oil in your baking bowl before you add the dough. Pull over a plastic bag and close. Leave in a the kitchen basin with some warm water until the dough has doubled in size (about an hour).