I am sorry I have not been stellar at updating this blog with recipes lately. This doesn’t mean that I have not been cooking/baking lately ~ it just means that I have been pretty pathetic lately in the kitchen. Some examples of my patheticness…..
* Forgetting to take pictures of our favorite things before it all gets eaten.
* Getting the camara out to TAKE a picture, only to realize that there are no batteries to be had.
* Failing at cake baking 4 times, since apparently, easy directions can be hard to follow. :/
* Doubling the milk and doubling none of the other ingredients (major MAJOR fail, do not do) for our favorite pancakes. Then, once that milk problem was fixed…..underbaking those same said pancakes. Not good.
* Adding too much salt to one of our favorite salads……it was like a salt lick. Bummer. BIG bummer.
* I have tried my hand at creating new recipes. Mostly not good. Which is why “the tried and true” recipes are the bestest, I find my original recipes tend to begin and END with me.
Just to name a few kitchen blunders. I sure hope I am not the ONLY one this happens to!!!!
BUT, all that aside my family really REALLY enjoying this bread. A friend shared this recipe and it should be shared with you as well!!! Hope you enjoy!!!!
The ingredients listed are the original, my changes are in parenthesis.
~ Butter is up in price and few sticks are in my fridge, that is why I used only 1/4 c. in the filling. It was plenty I thought. If you are a huge butter on bread fan then add the full 1/2 c. ~ however, the 1/4 c. was fine for us, so I will stick with that!
~ Pardon my random flour combination……..when baking bread, I like to use some (if not all) bread flour and it is always nice to get some wheat in there too!!! If you don’t have bread or wheat flour, all-purpose flour will be JUST FINE!!!!
~ I just realized NOW as I am typing this up that there was supposed to be potato flour or mashed potatoes in this bread. Well, as noted above, easy directions can be hard to follow :/ and I skipped that (on accident) and it was fine, just fine. So if you don’t have mashed potatoes or potato flour, it should not be a problem to skip it!
On to the recipe you should really try!!! (Some pictures too!!)
Folded buttery dough all lined up. ↓
Risen dough. ↓
Baked yummy bread. ↓
See the butter?!?!? Yum….. ↓
Butterflake Herb Bread
1 c. warm milk
1/4 c. butter, soft
3 TB. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. yeast
4 1/4 c. flour (1/2 c. wheat flour, 1 1/2 c. bread flour, 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour)
2 TB. potato flour or 1 TB. mashed potatoes (skipped)
Layer in bread machine and set to dough cycle. (If you do not have a bread machine, you may certainly mix/knead the dough by hand!) Meanwhile, prepare the herby butter filling.
Butter Herb Filling
1/2 c. butter, soft (1/4 c.)
1/2 tsp. caraway or chopped fennel seed (skipped)
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp. onion powder (3/4 tsp.)
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 garlic clove, minced (3/4 tsp. garlic powder)
Mix well. Set aside.
Grease a 9″ x 5″ bread pan. Set aside
When the dough is complete, roll to about a 1/2″ thick rectangle. Spread the herbed butter all over and cut (with a pizza cutter) into squares (or shaped that resemble squares). Take your squarish shapes and fold in half, line up in bread pan (folded part down).
Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise 20-30 minutes, till doubled. Take off plastic wrap and bake @ 350° for 25-35 minutes.