Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
It is said that Buddha gave this bread as a gift to Greece during his visit there. Once the Greeks tasted it, they immediately converted to Buddhism.... Ok, not really, but my Buddha did come up with this bread on his own. and it's really good, easy to make, and the aroma is wonderful. :)
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water (105F.)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons all purpose Greek seasoning (McCormicks)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- To your KitchenAid (or stand mixer), mix water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Add flour and salt to yeast mixture and knead 2-3 minutes.
- Add Greek Seasoning and knead 1-2 minutes more (dough should be firm, not sticky).
- Place in oiled metal bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let rise for 1 hours.
- Punch down dough and plaice in an oiled loaf pan. Cover and let rise 30 more minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400°F Cut a slit 1/8" deep across the center of the loaf, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Let cool on a baking rack for 15 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and cool completely on baking rack. This bread stores well wrapped in plastic wrap.
This did not work out for me quite as well as i hoped but I think it must have been the Greek seasoning I used. I threw everything into the bread machine, but needed to leave right away, and the dough was just a bit too soft, so I spooned it into the large muffin pans - made nice rolls for sandwiches. But the seasoning was off. If you are confident that your brand tastes good, then you should make this, I guess I won't be buying this brand again! Also, I would up the salt to 1 1/2 tsp - my seasoning had no salt in it, however, so that is something that needs to be judged.
This bread came out very good. I was interested since it does not use any fats or oils as ingredients. It could have been a little more moist inside, but the crust has a nice texture. The Greek seasoning adds a nice touch! Thanks for posting!