French Herb Bread

Recipe by Toby Jermain
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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 20
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large stand mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast and 3 Tsp salad dressing mix, reserving 1 Tsp of mix, and mix well.
  • Heat buttermilk, water and shortening (or olive oil) until warm (110-115°F), and add to flour mixture.
  • Add egg, and beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a firm dough, remove from bowl, and knead until smooth and elastic, 5-10 minutes, adding more flour as needed.
  • Put in a well greased bowl, turn to grease top, cover, and let rise for 20-30 minutes.
  • Punch down, and divide into 2 equal parts.
  • On a lightly floured board, pat each one into a 7-12" rectangle.
  • Roll up, starting with a long side, and seal edges and ends, turning ends down on seam side.
  • Place seam side down on a grease baking sheet that has been dusted with cornmeal.
  • Make diagonal slices about 2" apart on top, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25-35 minutes or until bottom sounds hollow when rapped with a knuckle (or 190°F internal temperature on an instant reading thermometer).
  • While warm, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of salad dressing mix.
  • Cool on a wire rack before wrapping.
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