Sunday, April 19, 2015

Molasses Bread

You know the bread that you get served at steak houses?  Yeah, this is it.  It's a cross between a regular yeast dough and a quick bread because it rises but the dough is soft and requires no kneading.  I did have one of those moments of oh crap when I discovered I had no bread flour but I used regular all purpose and it turned out well.

Molasses Bread

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup honey
1 pkg (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
1 1/3 cup warm water
1/2 cup molasses
1 tbsp olive oil

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Add in warm water, molasses, honey and olive oil.  Stir with a wooden spoon until completely mixed.  Pour into a greased bread pan and allow to rise until the dough reaches the top of the pan (about two hours).  Preheat oven to 350°.  When the oven is ready, place the bread pan in and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and spread 1 tbsp softened butter on top.  Let cool in pan for 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

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