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I made bread!
For Christmas, my motorcycle ridin' Santa
brought me a real prize - a food processor that I have been drooling over for at least a year! It's been fun shredding blocks of cheese, veggies...and I can't wait to make cole slaw but I will wait until the weather is warmer.
For some reason, slaw seems like a warm weather side dish...with BBQ or grilled chicken. As I have been wanting to have more practice making bread, I am fortunate that this processor has a dough blade. Here is the first loaf of bread I have made using the processor.
It's good, but the best bread I have made so far is still Wandering Coyote's Garlic and Sun dried Tomato bread.
Here is what you'll need for plain old white bread in the food processor.........
1 package dry yeast
1 TB sugar
1/3 cup warm water (105 - 115F)
5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 TB unsalted butter, in 1 inch pieces
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups cold water
In a two cup liquid measure, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir, then let sit until foamy (about 5 minutes). Insert dough blade. Process flour, butter and salt on dough speed until combined, about 15 seconds. Combine yeast mixture with cold water.
With machine running on dough speed add liquid through feeding tube as fast as the flour will absorb it. Once the dough cleans the side of the work bowl and forms a ball, process 45 seconds to knead dough.
Place dough in lightly floured plastic food storage bag and seal it. Place the bag in a warm place and let sit until doubled, about an hour and half.
One the dough is doubled split it in half and roll out each piece on a floured surface. The directions tell you to roll it into a rectangle and roll up and seal the edges. Yeah...I didn't do that. I had flour and dough stuck all over my hands, the sleeve of my sweater which unrolled after I had my hands mired in sticky dough...so it was adorned with gummy dough too. I just kneaded the dough, turned it over and over and kneaded some more. Stretched it out and then formed a loaf. Repeated with the other ball of dough.
This is what part of my kitchen looked like after I tried prying the wet dough off the blade, my hands, the counter.....
Grease up two loaf pans and pop the loaves in, covered with plastic wrap that I smeared a bit of vegetable oil on. Let it sit and rise for 1 hour.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 35 minutes.
The following day we used the bread for breakfast - you know where you cut the hole in the middle and pop a raw egg inside, then fry it?
It was gooey deliciousness and way better than the Cheerios I've had to eat for my cholesterol!
Another cool gift I received was Cooks Magazine from Gregg, Barb and Mia. I look forward to trying recipes from this magazine to submit to Magazine Mondays. Stay tuned........
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