Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Herbed Batter Bread

I found this recipe on AllRecipes and used suggestions in the comments to adapt it. This is for three 9x5" loaves, so enough for the entire family with some left for tomorrow. 

Herbed Batter Bread

9 cups flour
2 Tablespoons salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
6 3/4 tsp active yeast
3 3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
6 Tablespoons olive oil
3 Tablespoons dried parsley
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 tsp. garlic powder 

  1. Combine 6 cups flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in the water, olive oil, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Use an electric mixer to beat on low speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Turn mixer to medium, and beat for an additional 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in remaining 1 cup flour; mix until smooth. Scrape batter from sides of bowl. Cover, and let rise in warm place for 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. Grease three 9x5 loaf pans. Stir down batter by beating about 25 strokes. Scrape batter into greased pans; pat down with floured hands. Cover pans. Let dough rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Do not allow dough to over-rise.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until the loaves sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes.  Spread butter over the top of hot bread.  Remove from pan and cool a bit before devouring.