Bread in 8 minutes - in a sandwich toaster!

(8 Posts)
Breadandwine Mon 18-Jan-16 17:14:02

I'd been meaning to try this out for a while - so when my wife wanted something to eat with her afternoon coffee, I swung into action:

Switch on the grill.

Measure ingredients:
50g s/r flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp mixed spice
50g sultanas
30+g water

Mix into a dough, turn out on worktop, knead for about 5 seconds, flatten out into a disc about 15cm across, place in grill.

This took about 3-4 minutes. Put timer on for 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes turn over for one further minute.

Serve!

This method would also work for other flatbreads. I could imagine knocking out 4 naan breads in about 20 minutes, for instance.

Cost:
Flour - 1.5p
Sugar - 1p?
Spice - 1p?
Sultanas - 8p

Total - say 12p

[Pic to come]

MoonlightandMusic Tue 19-Jan-16 00:06:43

Now, if you can figure out how to do brioche using that method you'll be a wealthy man*! grin

*or woman?

Thanks though, will try out tomorrow.

Breadandwine Tue 19-Jan-16 04:51:18

I think this method will bake any bread - except perhaps ciabatta. I'll have a go with a yeast-risen bread soon.

Here's a pic of the soda bread.

hugoagogo Tue 02-Feb-16 16:03:53

Do you think it will be ok in a panini press?

Breadandwine Tue 02-Feb-16 18:27:56

Hi hugo

I had to google that - and I came across this:

www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/surprising-things-you-can-make-in-a-panini-press#.an53Dg736

So I think, there's no reason why not! smile

Love to hear how you get on!

Breadandwine Wed 10-Feb-16 15:08:46

Needed some bread for lunch, so I put 200g of yeast-risen bread dough in the grill - and 4 minutes later I had bread.

Finally got around to putting all this in a blog post.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 10-Feb-16 15:11:29

I used to make pastry in a sandwich toaster (I was a student, there were no ovens).

seeThereWeAreThen Wed 10-Feb-16 15:13:16

Sounds perfect, think I'll try this out when I get home.

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