Sunday, May 1, 2011

Honey Bread

The snow still lingers around the edges of the lawn so it was a perfect day to bake a loaf of bread and make the house smell absolutely wonderful.

Honey Bread

2  cups bread flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp  sugar
1 1/2 tsp quick rising active dry yeast
2 tsp extra virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp honey
3/4 cup warm water

1. This is the procedure for using a bread machine on the dough setting.  Put in all the dry ingredients.  Add in olive oil, honey and then warm water.  Let machine run the dough cycle.

2. Remove dough from machine, roll and stretch out and place on greased pan.

3. Let rise for 1 hour. 
Cut in grooves 1/4" deep and approximately 1" apart.

4. Place in oven for 25 minutes.  Remove and brush with butter or honey butter and place back in oven for another 5 minutes.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F