Thursday, November 12, 2009

Firehouse Bread

Well...making wheat bread the other day reminded me of another good bread I used to make...this was an attempt to duplicate a yummy herb bread made at Sunrise Bakery in Walnut Creek...maybe I based it on a recipe for bread made by firemen because it's called (for no apparent reason):

FireHouse Bread

4 T (or pkg) dry yeast
1/2 C warm water
1/3 C dry minced onion
1 cube melted butter
3 1/3 C milk
1 1/3 C dry milk powder
1/3 C honey
2 t salt
4 T dry parsley
1 t dry dill
1/2 t sage
1 1/2 C cornmeal
8 C white flour

Proof yeast in warm water. Heat milk and put in mixer with honey onions, butter, salt and herbs. Mix in cornmeal, yeast and half the flour (Be sure the milk has cooled down some)Mix and add most of remaining flour. Let knead in bowl 10 minutes(or knead on floured board). Place in oiled bowl and let rise about 1 hour. Form into 4 loaves and let rise again. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Butter tops. Tip: I wet a clean tea towel with hot water (or warm up in microwave) and cover the rising bread dough so it doesn't form a dry surface.

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