Saturday, December 17, 2016

Day 351 Hospitality Bread

Hospitality Bread

1 Package Dry Yeast
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 Cup Almond Milk
1/3 Cup Shortening
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Salt
2 Egg Whites Equivalent*
5 - 5 1/2 Cups Flour

*2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons potato starch, 6 tablespoons water, mixed

1. Dissolve yeast and 1/2 teaspoon sugar in warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Combine milk, shortening, sugar and salt in a glass bowl.  Microwave until shortening melts. Cool to lukewarm. Add a cup of flour to the yeast and mix on medium speed with a dough hook.  Add the milk mixture and remaining flour, alternating a little bit at a time until a soft dough forms.  Grease the bowl and left rise at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.
Dough after 2nd rising

2.  Punch dough down and divide in half.  Roll each half into a loaf and place in a well greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in size.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.

Goes well with cranberry orange chutney.

Soundtrack Spotify's Contemporary Christmas Playlist

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