Basque sheepherder's bread
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Basque sheepherder's bread
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:07:33 AM. Recipe ID 33597. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Basque sheepherder's bread
 Categories: Breads, Hand made
      Yield: 1 Servings
      3 c  Hot Water
    1/2 c  Butter
    1/2 c  Sugar
  2 1/2 ts Salt
      2 pk Yeast
  9 1/2 c  Flour; Approximate
           Salad oil
  In bowl, combine hot water, butter, sugar and salt. stir until butter
  melts and let cool to warm. Stir in yeast and cover and let yeast get
  bubbly, about 15 minutes. Add 5 cups flour and beat with heavy duty
  mixer or wooden spoon to form a thick batter. With spoon, stir in
  enough remaining flour ( 3 1/2 cup ) to form a stiff dough.. turn out
  to floured board and knead smooth and elastic about 10 minutes. Turn
  dough over in a greased bowl and cover and let rise double in a warm
  place. ( 1 1/2 hrs ) . Punch down and form into a smooth ball.
  Cut a circle of foil to cover bottom of dutch oven. grease insides of
  dutch oven and underside of lid with salad oil. Place dough in pot
  and cover with lid. Let dough rise in a warm place until dough pushed
  up lid about 1/2 inch.( about 1 hour but watch closely ). Bake
  covered with lid, in 375 oven for 12 minutes. Remove lid and bake 30
  to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow. Remove
  from oven and turn out onto rack ( you may need a helper ) makes 1
  very large delicious soft white bread.
  If you can wait till its warm, use a long bread knife to cut this
  delicious bread.                    Enjoy!               Joan
  Joan,"Flour Power"
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Recipe ID 33597 (Apr 03, 2005)

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