Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Herb Batter Bread

Nothing nicer than a loaf of fresh bread and this one is easy to make and very tasty - ideal with a salad for lunch or soup in the evning. Why buy supermarket bread at high prices when one can have home made instead. This bread will also toast! 1 1/4 cups  warm water 1 package  active dry yeast 3 tablespoons  butter or margerine - softened or if unavailable oil 1 teaspoon  salt 2 tablespoons  sugar 3 cups  flour 1/2teaspoon  nutmeg 1 teaspoon  rubbed sage 2 teaspoons  caraway seeds or other seeds such as dill (these can be left out if unavailable) In mixer bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add fat, salt, sugar and 1/2 of flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl. Add remaining flour and spices and blend with spoon until batter is smooth. Let rise in a warm place, covered with a cloth until double in size (about 30 minutes). Beat about 25 times with spoon. Spread sticky batter in greased loaf pan. Let rise about 10 minutes covered. Heat oven to 350F. Bake 45-50 minutes until brown.

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