Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Parmesan & Oregano Braided loaf

Shirley Moore, from Beads&Bread sent me this fabulous-looking recipe that I can't wait to try out.  Shirley mills her own flour (how jealous am I?  very!) so I'm sure her loaves are exceptional!

Parmesan & Oregano Braided loaf

1 egg
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/2 cups hot water
3 1/2 cups freshly milled ww flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp yeast
1 Tbsp lecithin (optional)
1 Tbsp gluten (optional)

Add in this order to bread machine using "dough" setting. After dough finishes, remove and spread onto floured surface. Roll into a rectangle. Brush with melted butter. (about 2-3 Tbsp)
Sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. (I just used the Kraft powder kind). Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp garlic powder, and 2-3 tsp dried oregano. Roll up into tight tube from the long side.
Cut into 3 equal pieces. Shape into 3 20" tubes. Braid these together and tuck ends under. Place in greased loaf pan, let rise for 30 minutes. Bake 30 minutes @ 350.

These are just cute little garlic knots that I make for supper a lot. The kids love them. Same bread recipe, just cut into pieces, roll into "snakes" then tie into a knot and bake 350 12-14 minutes. brush with melted garlic butter before serving.

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