Recipe by Pinay0618
A "mystery" bread to serve at a party and see if the guests can guess the secret ingredient. Makes 3 big and beautiful loaves of a good-tasting, slightly sweet all-purpose bread. Be sure the water-and-milk mixture is not too warm before adding the yeast. --The Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, Vermont
Top Review by lilypads
Hmmm, popcorn bread.Well, when I saw this recipe I knew I just had to try it myself. I am always looking for recipes to try in my bread maker, and I decided to try making the full batch with 7 cups of flour in my machine!(dough cycle) I kind of helped the machine out a bit to start by pushing down the mound of flour to help the blades "grab and mix."My machine took over and did a beautiful job right to the finished dough stage.I had 3 huge loaves of soft and tender bread with an ever so slightly yellow shade (there was no butter in the popcorn)to it. Tastes wonderful, and I will be making this again, as it is soooo easy done in the bread maker. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold milk
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 cups popped popcorn (no old maids)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup butter, melted
- 7 cups all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine water and milk in a large bowl. Stir in yeast and sugar and let them "work" about 10 minutes.
- Run popcorn through a blender or food processor until it is the consistency of cornmeal. Add popcorn and salt to the mixture in the bowl.
- Then add eggs and cooled melted butter and gradually work in all 7 cups of flour. If you don't have a machine, knead the mixture well by hand.
- Let dough rise (usually 25-30 minutes). Punch it down then let rise once more.
- Put dough out onto a rolling board. Separate into 3 equal pieces. Roll into shape and place in greased bread pans. Let rise until doubled in size. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. Remove from oven and butter the crusts.