Oct 30, 2011

Take my Bread Away!

Take my Bread Away

This fantastic bread recipe came with the Electrolux Magic Mill I got from my sister so I really can’t take credit for it. Bummer. I always like to be the inventor of recipes like these. But then again; I also wish I would’ve thought of Harry Potter before J.K Rowling did.

Back to the bread. It’s a cheesy, mildly sweet, amazingly fluffy and incredibly flavorful bread that is real easy to make and only needs an hour to rise. Perfect addition to any cream-based pasta dinner.

It’s a fool-proof recipe and there are no hands involved, which is a good thing because the dough is seriously sticky… the kind of sticky that makes your fingernails feel dirty for days. But that’s not gonna happen to you because you’ll never even touch the dough.

And even if the thought of working with yeast makes you break out in a cold sweat, don’t fear… you really can’t go wrong with this recipe. I got your back!

How’s that for a slice of fried gold?!

 

Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
2 oz butter (melted)
1 cup warm water
1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
6 oz good-quality parmesan
garlic powder
Italian seasoning

 

Directions:

Grate the Parmesan. Four photos = overkill, right? Oh yeah, she’s back!
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I’m sure you can use sharp cheddar for this as well. Just make sure you keep an eye on the fat content of the cheese. Parmesan is a fairly dry cheese, but a real melting cheese will alter the liquid/dry ratio and I cannot guarantee the bread will come out okay then.
 

Put the flour in your mixing bowl.
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Mix it up with the Parmesan.
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Combine the yeast with the warm water. Hot water but still very comfortable to touch. Let it sit there for a few minutes.
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I gave the milk 2 minutes at full power in my microwave and added the sugar, salt and butter. Let the milk cool off a little.
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The milk should be warm enough to dissolve the sugar but not be boiling hot. The warmth will also speed up the rising process.
 

I wasn’t kidding when I said the beater of my new stand mixer is in the shape of a K. How neat is this?!
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Add the milk mix to the flour and let it all combine before adding the yeast water. Mix everything for a minute or two.
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Until you end up with this impossibly sticky mess. Don’t worry…
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Just throw a towel over the bowl and let the dough rise for an hour until it looks like this.
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Lightly butter a roasting tray (9×13). Must say I’ve grown very fond of this butter flavored Pam’s cooking spray.
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Pour the dough in there. Pour the dough, man, that sounds strange.
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Even out the dough with a spatula and sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste.
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Looks like an impossible project, right. I wasn’t sure what to make of it either the first time I made this bread.
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But it’ll turn out just fine. trust me.
 

Bake the bread at 350F˚ (175C˚) for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown. Let it cool off a bit and then remove it from the roasting tray.
 
Yup, every fanatic home-cook should have an easy, fool-proof, and fast bread recipe in his/her repertoire. Nothing impresses more.
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Did I mention just how fluffy this bread was already? Well.. it is.
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Take my Bread Away
Ingredients
    4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 cup milk
    3 tbsp sugar
    1 tbsp salt
    2 oz butter (melted)
    1 cup warm water
    1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
    6 oz good-quality parmesan
    garlic powder
    Italian seasoning

Directions
    Put the flour in a mixing bowl and grate the Parmesan in there as well.

    Combine the yeast with water. Warm water but still comfortable to touch. Let it sit there for a few minutes.

    Heat the milk for 2 minutes in your microwave (or scald it in a sauce pan) and stir the sugar, salt and melted butter in there. Let it cool off a bit.

    Add the milk mix to the flour and let it all combine before adding the yeast water. Mix everything for a minute or two. The dough will be very sticky, but that’s okay.

    Throw a towel over the bowl and let the dough rise for an hour, until it has almost doubled in size. Lightly grease a roasting tray (9×13), pour the butter in there and even it out with a spatula.

    Sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste all over the bread.

    Bake the bread at 350F˚ (175C˚) for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden brown. Let it cool off a bit and then remove it from the roasting tray.

Meal type: bread, side dish
Servings: 4
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