Friday, October 20, 2017

Mountain Rye Bread

Ingredients:
1 c. White Mountain Foods Bulgarian Yogurt
1½ c. warm water
1 tsp. salt
2 pkg. yeast, dry
1 c. rye flour
¼ c. favorite bran or whole grain breakfast cereal
1 c. different favorite cereal (mix & match to taste; use one with nuts & dried fruit, too!)
1/2 cup unbleached white flour & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.
1 Tbsp. fennel seeds
4 Tbsp. butter, softened

Glaze:
4 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine

Directions:

In a mixing bowl stir the yeast and warm water to activate the yeast. Stir in the yogurt, cereal, salt, butter, rye flour, and 2 cups of the all-purpose flour. You can use your hands to blend the ingredients together or use a mixing bowl with the dough hook attachment. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface using the all-purpose flour and knead for 5 minutes. Let the dough rest 5 minutes. Knead the dough a second time and knead in the fennel seeds, using additional flour to combat the stickiness. Place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap until dough doubles in size. Punch dough down and cut it in half. You can make rolls, croissants, braids, etc. Brush the tops with butter before putting the dough into the oven. Place on a sheet pan covered with a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Bake at 350º for 25 minutes, or until brown.

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