Friday, September 7, 2012

Rosemary Walnut Sandwich Bread and a Thrift Find

 I made some bread to give to my neighbors along with some curried carrot soup and the chicken and dumplings.  I have been experimenting with sandwich bread and making it in all kinds of flavors.  These loaves are rosemary/walnut.

Pour 2  1/2 cups of milk into the bowl of your mixer.  Add 4  1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast. 

Add 3 tablespoons of sugar.

Add 1 large egg and 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

Add 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary.

Add 2 cups of flour.

Add 2 tsp. of salt.

Add 1 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts.  Whrrrrr....

Add about 4  1/2 cups more flour.  Add enough so you have a smooth ball.

I divided mine in half for kneading purposes. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise until it doubles in bulk.

This produces a bread butt!

Divide into 3 pieces and place them in bread pans coated with cooking spray.

Once risen, bake them at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes. The internal temperature should be 190 degrees.

Let them cool on racks.

This is really good sandwich bread.  I am going to make ham sandwiches with it.

This is why I love thrifting. I found this matching set which is perfect for when I am giving food to neighbors.

For 1.99 each, if I never see them again it is no big loss.

16 comments:

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

This looks delish. We love the smell of home made bread baking. BTW, what kind of mixer are you using? I have a kitchenaid, but it does not look like this?
Thanks for sharing, Barb

Patty Woodland said...

Those old casseroles wear like iron too!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

This is a must do when I start my fire heated oven in the kitchen I always make rosemary bread and I love walnut bread so this must be delicious!

Have a great day!
Christer.

laurie said...

such beautiful bread, looks sooo good.
I sure wish I had your thrift store, I broke my big pyrex bowl just the same as the one in the photo, for my set of mixing bowls 5 years ago and still can't find one.Its become a mission for me, the hunt has become a bit of a game.I will find one, I can feel it in my bones!!!Have a great day, your house must smell like a bakery, yum!!!

Dee said...

I sure wish we lived next door to you so we could get in on all that good food you give your neighbors!!!

Barbara F. said...

Those casseroles are gorgeous, perfect for fall and sharing the delicious and beautifully prepared food you make. Bread sounds yummy, too. I believe bread is just as - if not even a bit more - important as the filling in a really great sandwich. xo

Robin Larkspur said...

oh.so.beautiful.bread!!!!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'm so excited! I've never made butt bread before. Really, this looks wonderful. I love walnuts and rosemary so how can we go wrong.

acorn hollow said...

that sounds amazing and what a great find. I just wish I lived next door:(
Cathy

Barb said...

Yummy looking bread and great finds!

Deb said...

I want to be your neighbor. Also very interested in your mixer. I've invested in a KitchenAid Artisan but have not used it for bread yet. It's a lovely Fall day here in London :)
Deb

Alison Hunter said...

Your neighbours are lucky! I have just discovered your blog and I am really enjoying it!

Alison Hunter said...

Your neighbours are lucky! I have just discovered your blog and I am really enjoying it!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That bread sounds divine!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Joyce isn't it amazing the bargains you can get on things like those glass casseroles, and with fall flowers no less. I really like the way your mind works about the giving to your neighbors.
xx
julie

Ina in Alaska said...

Lucky neighbors!!