*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           BUTTERMILK HONEY BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Envelope dry yeast or 1 cake
                         -fresh yeast
      3/4   c            Warm or lukewarm water
    1       t            Honey
    5 3/4                To 6 1/4 cups all-purpose
                         -flour or bread flour
    1 1/2   c            Lukewarm buttermilk (95 F)
    3       tb           Honey
    2       tb           (1/4 stick) unsalted butter,
                         -melted and cooled
    1       tb           Salt
 
   Makes 2 oval loaves
   
   Sprinkle dry yeast over warm water (105 - 115 F) in
   small bowl. Add 1 tsp honey and stir to dissolve.  If
   using cake yeast, crumble yeast into small bowl.  Stir
   in lukewarm water (95 F) and 1 tsp honey. Let stand
   until foamy, about 10 minutes.
   
   Combine 2 cups flour, buttermilk, 3 Tbs honey, butter
   and salt in large bowl.  Add yeast mixture and whisk
   until smooth, about 3 minutes. Using wooden spoon, mix
   in enough remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until
   dough is too stiff to stir.  Knead on floured surface
   until dough is smooth and satiny, kneading in more
   flour if sticky, about 10 minutes.
   
   Grease large bowl.  Add dough, turning to coat entire
   surface. Cover bowl with plastic.  Let rise in warm
   draft-free area until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
   
   Grease 2 baking sheets.  Gently knead dough on lightly
   floured surface until deflated.  Cut dough in half.
   Knead each piece into round. Pull 2 opposite sides
   unde to form oval.  Place on prepared sheets, seam
   side down.  Cover with towel.  Let rise in warm
   draft-free area until doubled, about 45 minutes.
   
   Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 F.
   Bake until brown and loaves sound hollow when tapped
   on bottom, about 45 minutes. Immediately transfer to
   racks.  Cool completely before slicing.
   
   Bon Appetit
  
 
 
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