What better way to spend a 'Snow Day' at home than making FRESH BREAD.
First: I apologize for the lack of tasty images to accompany this blog post. My laptop is on it's last leg and crashes whenever I try to access my memory card. Sorry...
I recently acquired an iPad from Cash Converters (local 2nd hand shop) and discovered it's awesome for organizing my recipes. Better yet, it's easy to make corrections or keep track of experiments & tweaks.
Here iz today’s recipe tweak...
A variation of mai 'New Years Bread' recipe. I used this bread for burgers on new years, and as tasty as it was, slices of bread don't always work for burgers. The recipe differs slightly, but essentially I made 8 large rolls instead of 2 small loaves.
The initial yeast mix remains the same:
1 cup warm water
2 tsp sugar in water (mix till dissolved)
2 tsp yeast (one packet if you prefer these) sprinkled on top of water.
Ignore for 20 min.
2 tbs Butter (melted)
2 tbs Coconut oil (melted)
1 tbs Olive Oil
4c Bread Flour
1 tsp Dill
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Caraway Seeds
1 tsp Onion Salt
Mix ingredients and knead the dough for at least 10 minutes. Sprinkle flour or spray with water as needed.
Turn on oven for 1 minute.
Turn off oven.
Place ball of dough in a bowl in your slightly warm oven and allow to rise for at least 1:15. Dough will double in size.
Remove from oven and knead again for at least 10 minutes. Cut dough into 8-10 equal parts. Roll and flatten each ball. Remember these will 'Double' in size before you bake them. Space them accordingly. Circles for burgers or long for hot dogs.
Again turn oven on for 1 min, then turn off.
Place rolls in warm oven to rise for 1:15.
Set oven to 375* (after they have risen) and bake for 25 min.
As they bake, brush tops with melted Butter or Coconut Oil (i use a 50/50 mix of both)