Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Sorry I totally forgot to update ya'll with my sunflower bread I made the other day.
the ladies at my bible study just loved it! ready here we go...
2 Tbls active dry yeast
2 c water (110 degree's F)
1 c milk
2 Tbls butter softened
4 c white flour (bread flour if you have it if not it's ok don't worry)
2 c wheat flour
1 Tbls salt
2 cup sunflower seed kernels (the inside part)
Now remember we're making bread and from scratch so it will take some time!
In a small bowl dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water and let proof. . (until its all bubbly and foamy) in your mixing bowl (I use my kitchen aid mixer and the handy dough hook) combine the yeast water along with the milk butter and flour and the salt (I added the wheat flour first and then 2 c of the white flour and then 1 cup until it was all mixed together) let your mixing hook do the work and the dough should start forming. now add most of your sunflower seeds except a handfuls save them for later! Let the dough pull together all the way and dump it out on to a well floured surface ( I just use my counter top that is dry and clean but covered with flour) now knead the dough (take off those rings!) and get dirty! Keep kneading until the dough is as soft as a baby's bottom. Oil a large bowl and as you place your dough in the bowl turn it to coat (or if you're like me just spray it all then put it in the oiled bowl) cover it with a damp cloth and let rise until double (1 hour) This is a good time to get out your knitting or crochet and go to town... when your dough is doubled punch down (grab it outta the bowl) place on a floured surface and knead for like 2 min. now it's up to you I braided mine but you can put it in a loaf pan if you wish. it will make 2 loaves so divide it in half. and cover again and let double (yes again) this time 30-40 min or so. preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and then brush the top of the dough with egg white and sprinkle that handful of sunflower seeds on top and bake for 30-40 min or until it make a nice hollow thump when thumped and it's a toasty golden brown. and enjoy! YUM
like I said before YUM! it's super good! LMK if you liked this recipe!
I also joined this swap over at crochetville today I'm totally pumped b/c I was just telling myself that I needed to get rid of all my washcloths and get home made ones! I have my SP to thank for this new addiction b/c she sent me one and now I'm totally hooked! no pun intended. LOL