Monday, May 17, 2010
1 package active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg, separated
2 teaspoons salt, divided
4 1/2 cups Bread flour
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon each poppy seeds, sesame seeds, and caraway seeds
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
In a large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Add milk, sugar, butter, egg yolk, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups bread flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add remaining flour and knead. Dough will be sticky. Knead by hand for about 10 minutes. (I use my kitchen aide mixer and let it knead for about 5 minutes).
Place in a greased bowl, turn once to coat the dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Shape into 2 round loaves. Place on a well greased cookie sheet. Let rise until doubled, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Combine egg white and 1 Tablespoon water. Brush on each loaf gently. Combine poppy seeds, caraway seeds, sesame seeds, onion, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. ( I used kosher salt for the topping).
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until brown.
I made this bread to serve with Italian Beef. The next day I made it again because the kids requested it. It would be great with just about any soup. I might just have to go make it again today!!
grace and peace,