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.