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                     BARB'S SPECIAL SWEET BREADS PART I
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----BARB DAY-----
    3       pk           Yeast
    1       c            -Water -- lukewarm
    1                    Egg -- slightly beaten
    4       c            Flour -- sifted
    3       tb           Sugar
    1 1/2   c            Butter
    1       t            Salt
                         -----SEE OTHER RECIPE PARTS-----
                         -----FOR VARIATIONS AND FILLINGS-----
                         - Vanilla cream
                         - Almond butter
                         - Plumped currants or
                         -  raisins
                         - Egg wash
                         - Icing
 
    For the dough:
     Put the water in a mixing bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it. Stir until
   the yeast has dissolved. Beat the egg into the yeast mixture, and set
   aside.
     Sift together the flour, sugar, and salt.  Add the yeast mixture.  Knead
   until the mix forms a ball- if too moist add a bit more flour.  Knead 10
   minutes more.
     Roll out to an 11 square. Spread 1/2 cup butter over the surface of the
   dough.  Fold the dough into thirds and wrap in a damp cloth.  Refrigerate
   20 minutes. Repeat this process beginning from rolling out the dough, two
   more times.
     While the dough is in the refrigerator the last time, you should prepare
   the fillings, icings or other recipes you will need for the finished
   pastries.
     The following parts will give you the variety of pastries made with this
   dough, and the methods.  They will be followed by additional recipes needed
   to prepare the pastries.
   
     Source: Vera Stevens (my mother)
  
 
 
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