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Garden Herb Loaf


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Ingredients:

  • 4 c All-purpose flour; (4 to 4 1/2)
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 2 pk Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3/4 ts Spice Islands Marjoram
  • 3/4 ts Spice Islands Thyme (leaves)
  • 3/4 ts Spice Islands Rosemary
  • 3/4 c Milk
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1/4 c Plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • Additional marjoram, thyme and rosemary (optional)

Directions:

In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, salt, marjoram, thyme and rosemary. Heat milk, water and 1/4 cup butter until very warm (120 to 130 0 F); stir into dry ingredients. Stir in egg and enough remaining flour to make soft d
 
ough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
 
Divide dough into three equal pieces. Roll each to 30-inch rope. Braid ropes; pinch ends to seal. Tie knot in center of braid; wrap ends around knot, tucking both ends under knot to form a round loaf. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in wa
 
rm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
 
Bake at 375 0 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done, tenting with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Melt remaining butter; brush on loaf. Sprinkle with marjoram, thyme and rosemary, if desired. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
 
Makes 1 loaf Recipe By : Ketchum Kitchen
 
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #303
 
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 06:00:48 -0800 (PST)
 
From: Greg Leonhardt <gregl@plinet.com>
 
NOTES : A crowning addition to a special dinner or casual brunch