Recipe by l0ve2c00k
I got this recipe from a Kitchenaid cookbook. It is very very good. This is also the first bread I've ever made!!!! I added couple more things to the recipe; for example I added garlic powder and I also added pressed garlic into the butter along with some italian herb blend. The recipe is posted as it is in the book. Since it yields two loaves, I froze 1.5 of it.
- 6 -7 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons garlic salt, divided
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place 5C flour, sugar, 1 tbs garlic salt, and yeast in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and mix 15 seconds. Combine water, milk and 1/4C butter in a small saucepan. Heat over low heat until very warm.
- Turn to speed 2 and gradually add warm liquid to flour mixture, about 30 seconds. Mix 1 minute longer. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2C at a time, until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 2 minutes longer.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until double in size (about 1 hr).
- Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll one half into 12x8x1/4 inch rectangle.
- Melt remaining butter and mix with remaining salt. Brush dough with mixture.
- Cut dough into four equal 8x3 inch strips . Stack strips and cut into four equal 3x2 inch strips. Place pieces on edge of greased loaf pan so strips form a row down lenght of pan. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Cover; let rise in warm place free from draft. (about 1 hour).
- Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
- Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.