Shallot Sage Bread

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READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a skillet melt the 1 tbsp butter,cook shallots 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl,stir together 2 cups of the flour,yeast and sage,set aside.
  • Heat and stir water,butter,sugar and salt just until warm (120-130) and butter almost melts.
  • Add shallots and water mixture to flour mixture.
  • Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds,scraping bowl.
  • Beat on high speed 3 minutes.
  • Stir in as much of the remaning flour as you can.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead in enough of the remaning flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic.
  • Shape into a ball.
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl,turning once.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until double,about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
  • Divide in half.
  • Cover,let rest 10 minutes.
  • Grease 2 baking sheets,set adide.
  • Shape each half of the dough into a 6 inch round loaf,tucking edged beneath.
  • With a sharp knife make 3 wvwnly spaced 3 inch cuts toward center of rounds.
  • Place rounds on prepared baking sheets.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until nearly double,30-40 minutes.
  • Bake in 375 oven 40 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on racks.
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