Basic Step-By-Step Dough

Basic Step-By-Step Dough
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1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar together. Add the Anchor Instant Dry Yeast and mix.
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2. Rub the margarine into the flour, with the fingertips.
   
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3. Add the lukewarm water and mix to form a soft dough.
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4. Knead the dough well for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
   
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5. Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
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6. Insert two fingers into the dough. If the indentations remain, the dough has risen sufficiently; should the indentations fill in, the dough should be left a while longer.
   
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7. Knock the dough down by using the knuckles. Divide and shape as per the recipe.
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8. Cover with the greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place (28˚C).
   
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9. Fill a deep oven tray with hot water, place a rack over the oven tray. Then place the bread pan on the rack. Cover entirely with a towel or a large plastic bag.
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10. Allow the dough to rise until double the original volume.
   
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11. Brush lightly with water and bake in a preheated oven, at the temperature and time stated in the recipe.
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12. When baked, tap with the knuckles. A hollow sound indicates that the bread is baked.