Bergy gave me the idea to use jalapeno bread to make hamburger rolls... while my hamburger idea didn't quite fly, the buns were out of this world! I used 2 fresh and 1 canned Trappey's jalapenos, and sprinkled sesame seeds on top. I thought it had a wonderfully spicy flavour, and my fiancee informed me that many folks would think these were 'hot'. Give it a shot! I baked the buns on a baking stone for about 20 minutes. They made 6 large rolls.
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 -4 1⁄2 cups flour, divided
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3 small canned jalapeno peppers or 3 small fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄4 cup minced red onion
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes until foamy.
- Combine dissolved yeast, egg and butter; mix until butter melts.
- Combine 3 cups flour, sugar, salt and garlic salt.
- Gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture, beating at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.
- Beat in peppers, cheese, onion and enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead 1 minute.
- Shape dough into a loaf; place in a greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until done and loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool on wire rack.
This bread is OUT OF THIS WORLD! For some reason it took quite a bit longer to raise, but the ending result was just amazing. The flavor is simply delightful, and the texture is fabulous. The outside is nice and crispy, and the inside soft and just perfect. Your instructions are clear, concise, and easy to follow. For some reason I didnt need quite 4 cups of flour. The cheese and jalapenos mixed in very easily. I noticed however that my loaf baked in under 40 minutes. Unfortunately I forget how long it was in for now, but I do know it was under 40 minutes. Fabulous bread. I'll be making this again in a few days for sure!!! lol :)
This bread is just delicious and quick, too. Being an experienced breadmaker, I thought it might be a learning experience to follow the instructions closely for a change. It was. I learned that for this bread, as the recipe says, two rises are not necessary. I also learned that I'm pretty set in my ways. Next time (and there will be more times), I'll mix up the yeast and liquids as stated, add about 1 cup flour, the sugar and salt and beat it by hand. I will then add the other ingredients and the rest of the flour. Then I won't have any beaters or another mixing bowl to wash. That said, the recipe is very good, and I want to thank s'kat for posting it. For what its worth, I needed 1 tablespoon more than 4 1/2 cups flour. The dough was pretty sticky, from the cheese, I think, but I could shape it. I got 16 one and a half ounce rolls and one 8 1/4 oz mini-loaf. BTW, I didn't have garlic salt, so I nuked 1/4 teaspoon grated garlic in the butter and increased the salt by 1/8 teaspoon.
The texture of this bread is great! It slices beautifully and would be really good with cream cheese. Too bad it didn't last long enough for me to try that! I made this bread with fresh jalapenos and I think I could have used more, 3 wasn't quite enough. Of course, maybe my peppers weren't as big as the ones s'kat used. All in all, a delicious bread with great flavor. I'll use this recipe again and again.