Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Recipe from cooks.com and posted here for ZWT. Sounds AMAZING! Prep time does not include rise time for the bread.
- 1 1⁄4 ounces yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1⁄3 cups warm milk
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 4 -5 cups unbleached white flour
- Sprinkle yeast on warm water. Add honey and set aside. In large bowl, mix warm milk, salt, butter and 2 cups of flour. Beat with mixer or wooden spoon until smooth. Gradually add rest of flour. Turn onto floured board and knead until all the flour is used and dough is not sticky. Invert bowl over dough and let rest 10 minutes.
- Knead 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Return dough to bowl and let rise about 1 hour. Punch down, divide in 2 parts. Butter 2 round pizza pans or cookie sheets. Roll dough to fit pans. Place in pans and press the edges with fingers to make it fit the pan. Prick all over with a fork.
- Cover with damp cloth and let rise until doubled in thickness, about 30 minutes. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Butter the top generously with melted butter as soon as it is removed from the oven. Cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.
This is a very nice bread! I added the yeast mixture to the warm milk/flour mixture and proceded as directed. I would oil the bowl used to rise the dough next time as the dough stuck a bit. It didn't harm the final outcome, however. Also, possible because I didn't stretch the dough enough (didn't fill the whole pizza pan), it took 25 minutes to bake.I'll be making this again. Made for ZWT6 Seasoned Sailor and his Sassy Sirens.
I'm so glad to find this recipe. I have been working from an old family recipe that came with my
grandmother from Sweden and now I know the exact portions. It was also beneficial to have
the photo to compare with what I have been taught through the generations. Very helpful.