Jo's Bread Recipe

Submitted by:

Jo Dunning
Brown Owl,33rd/78th Wellington Brownies
Raumati, New Zealand


Bowl 1: 3 cups flour (250gm); 1/2 - 3/4 tsp salt - mix these.

Bowl 2: 1/2 cup hot water; 3 tsp sugar; 3 tsp yeast (I use the granulated type) - sprinkle yeast and sugar in water and leave in warm place till yeast does its thing (goes all frothy).

1/2 cup milk - boil and melt 3 tsp butter in it.


  1. Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F - I think)
  2. Do all of the above.
  3. Mix liquid and dry ingredients - yeast first and then as much of the other as needed (I usually need all). This mixture will be a little sticky - I usually knead it into one lump in the bowl and then tip out.
  4. Knead until it feels kind of elasticky - put in buttered (or sprayed) dish and let it rise until 2x its size (I cover with plastic wrap that has been sprayed).
  5. Knead again - shape and put onto tray (should get about 8 dinner roll sizes) and put aside till 2x its size.
  6. Cook till nice colour (about 10 - 12 minutes depending on the size of the items)

One thing about bread dough is that lots of kneading won't hurt it.
To colour this bread add food colouring to the liquid ingredients. Kneading should distribute colour to dough.