The visual result is quite pleasing..I
Or use another recipe. Maybe the recipe wasn't tested. Geesh, remember that BBQ shrimp I made a few years ago from a Southern living recipe? That post is HERE.
This recipe from S.L. turned out OK. But just OK. That is not a ringing endorsement…….maybe it was the rainy weather which effected the rising or the consistency.
Anyhoo……here is the recipe and maybe I will try it again and report back.
1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
These are the directions from the magazine below BUT I used my bread machine to on the dough cycle and finished it off myself baking in the oven. So, for anyone using the machine, I added my wet ingredients first, then dry, then set on Dough cycle.
Combine yeast, sugar, and 1 cup warm water in bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups flour, oil, and salt to bowl, and beat at low speed, using dough hook attachment, 1 minute. Gradually add additional flour until dough begins to leave the sides of the bowl and pull together.
(Note: The dough will take on a "shaggy" appearance as the flour is being added. When enough flour has been added, the dough will look soft and smooth, not wet and sticky or overly dry with a rough surface.)
Increase speed to medium, and beat 5 minutes. Cover bowl of dough with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, and let stand 10 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; shape dough into a 12-inch loaf, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut 3 (1/4-inch deep) slits across top of dough with a sharp paring knife.
Bake at 400° for 16 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
I followed all the steps after the first rise since I do not have a mixer and, again, use the machine to get things started. Never had a loaf come out like this before. Oh well. It tasted good just didn't care for the texture :-)
From Southern Living, OCTOBER 2004
I will be sending this to CreamPuffs in Venice for her roundup of Magazine Monday. And of course to Heather over at Girlichef for the B.Y.O.B roundup.
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