Thursday, March 13, 2014

Maple Cream Bread

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About once a year I make this very special treat for my family.  First I make Sky High White Bread.

This bread dough is wonderful to work with:

Mix this until you have a soft dough ball and place it in a covered bowl and let it rise for about 1 hour or until it looks like the above photo.

You will need two loaf pans.

Brush them with butter.

Punch the dough down and turn it out on to your counter.

Split it into 2 equal pieces.

Flatten them into rectangles.

And roll them into logs.  Roll them tightly so you have no air pockets.

Place them in your buttered pans.

Cover them and place them to proof.

They will look like this in about 45 minutes.

Remove the plastic, duh!

And place them in your new clean ovens.  I am really enjoying them while they are still clean.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until 190 on an instant read thermometer.

Remove from pans and cool on racks.

What a nice crumb.

And now comes the best part.

Spread a slice with maple cream.

We used to spend lots of time in Quebec and just outside the city, there is a small roadside store.  For $1.00, you can buy a huge slice of fresh bread spread with this wonderful maple cream.  My kids always loved it.  Now I just make mine at home.