The directions are written for a stand mixer fitted with a dough-hook
attachment, but this dough can be stirred and kneaded all by hand.
Place the flour in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough-hook
attachment and add the yeast one side of the bowl and the salt to the other.
Add the oil and 225ml of water to the flour and stir the ingredients together using your hands or the dough-hook
attachment until a rough dough forms.
The ingredients in order of addition for a dough-hook
mixer are as follows: 3 cups bread flour 1 cup instant mashed potatoes 2-4 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet you want the dough.) 2 teaspoons Baker's yeast 1/2 stick melted butter 2 jumbo eggs 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup sourdough starter
Using a dough-hook
and the lowest setting on the machine, slowly add three-quarters of the liquid; it may need a little more if the mixture is too thick.
Add the egg yolk and knead to form a smooth dough; if using a food mixer, then use the dough-hook
attachment for this stage.