Norwegian Herb-Nut Bread

Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs 30 mins

A savory bread that is good with butter or cheese. It goes well with soups and stews. From "Home Cooking" by Mary Poulos Wilde. (Cooking time includes rising time).

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water and let stand until it is spongy.
  2. In a large warm mixing bowl, pour the hot milk over the sugar, butter, salt and herbs; stir to melt the butter.
  3. When mixture cools to 110F -115F, stir in beaten egg and yeast mixture.
  4. Gradually add about half of the flour, stirring first with a wooden spoon or dough hook if using an electric mixer.
  5. Mix in the nuts.
  6. Add just enough flour to make a soft, nonsticky dough.
  7. Turn out on a lightly floured surface, knead until the dough is satiny.
  8. Lightly oil a large, warm bowl and place the dough inside, turning once to cover with oil.
  9. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let stand in a warm place (80F) until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  10. Knock the dough back and shape into a loaf.
  11. Place in a buttered or oiled bread loaf pan and again set in a warm spot until it doubles in size, about 45 minutes.
  12. Bake at 375F about 30 minutes or until the loaf is brown and sounds hollow when thumped with your fingers.
  13. Turn out to cool on a wire rack.
  14. Slice thickly and store in a plastic bag to keep it moist.