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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Home Made Bread Thanks Judi & Arlana

Homemade Bread
Something my mum always did was made Homemade Bread, and you can't beat that smell wafting through the house. As my husband is Irish I make Irish Soda bread, we all love it but it isn't good for the waistline so I don't make it that often now days. If anyone would like my recipe for Irish Soda bread please send me an email.
The other day I was reading Judi's blog over at Sweet Blooming Scraps from Sweet Sketch Wednesday and she had some bread that Arlana and her husband had made for Judi on her recent visit. Judi went home and made it for her family and posted photo's and the recipe for everyone to try.
Here's the recipe which I tried today, and these are my photo's. The only thing different I would put less sugar next time. I would use about 1 tablespoon rather that 1/4 cup. It wouldn't be as sweet and wouldn't brown as much.
Pop over to Judi's blog and have a look at her wonderful photo's. I don't think that Judi will mind me using her recipe.
Here's Judi's and Arlana's Recipe
Very easy to make...you don't need a bread mixer...just a large mixing bowl.
Cheese Bread
3 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T wheat gluten
2 T Mrs. Dash
(I didn't have Mrs. Dash so I used 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1/2 tsps garlic salt)
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup water
1/4 milk
2 eggs, beaten In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, and Mrs. Dash together. Set aside. Heat butter, water and milk just until the butter is melter. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Add eggs and liquid mixture together. Add liquid to the flour mixture and stir together. Add another cup of flour and mix together. Then add just a little more flour until it is no longer too sticky. Then sprinkle olive oil on your dough and a little around the bowl. Cover with a light weight dish towel. Let dough rise double in size in a warm location or in a 100 degree oven or less. Punch down and roll out into a rectangle. Sprinkle grated cheese lengthwise down the middle of the dough. Cut slits on both sides of the cheese for braiding.I should have taken pictures of this....sorry! Bake 375 degree for 17-21 minutes. Enjoy!
Once I rolled mine out into a rectangle, I put abut 3 tbsps of Basil Pesto on it and spread it out, then I sprinkled it with Feta Cheese and about 1/2 cup of grated tasty cheese.

About to go into the oven.
I sprinkled mine with Sesame Seeds and egg washed it.
Just out of the oven and very hot.

A few cut slices it was really yummy.

Thanks Judi and Arlana for a lovely recipe and yes I will be making it again.



Arlana said...

Oh Kathie, Your bread looks just so Yummy. I love how it turned out. Yummy. Thanks for sending us your sweet recipes.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Kathy, that looks so yummy. Glad you tried it. I am still trying to get use to a new oven. I think the bread should be cooked at 350 degrees instead. I will have to post the Philly Sandwiches that are the original recipe from Arlana. Less sugar is probably a good idea too! I love feta so I will definitely have to try your recipe! I will also have to try your soda bread...thanks for the recipes in my email!

mulberry station said...

Wow, Kathie..your bread turned out beautiful! I am going to have to try it. Thanks so much for the recipes too. I am excited about them and can't wait to try them. I will have to do it though when I have my family here. If it was just me I wouldn't stop eating it. I don't think I want to eat a whole loaf by myself. I would probably have it gone in one day. Not a good thing. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Hugs Nancy

Sharon Basel said...

Well if I lived closer Kathie, it would have taken me only seconds after you pulled this out the oven to show up at your doorstep! It just looks delicious!

Chris said...

I'm salivating :D!!!

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