These taste JUST like the those crusty, yummy miniature bread loafs at restaurants!
beautifully sung by Paul Robeson.
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The recipe makes 10 mini 6" loaves of bread.
As you know, I am NO baker. I am HORRIBLE at baking.
Here's the fixins!
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Straight outta King Arthur website
- 1 1/3 cups warm water
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
- 1 3/4 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon caramel color or black cocoa optional; but without it the rolls will lack their distinctive color
- 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
- yellow cornmeal
- Combine all of the dough ingredients in the bucket of a bread machine, or in an electric mixer. If you're using a bread machine, program it for the dough or manual cycle. If you're using a mixer, start with the flat beater, then switch to the dough hook when the dough starts to form a ball and come away from the sides of the bowl.
- Mix and knead until you've formed a smooth, slightly sticky dough. Note: You may also prepare this dough by hand. It's very sticky and a bit messy at first, but just keep at it, flouring your hands and trying not to add too much additional flour to the dough; eventually it'll smooth out.
- Let the dough rise in the bowl (or bucket of the bread machine) for 1 hour. It won't have doubled in size, but should be just a bit puffy.
- Divide the dough into 10 even pieces (about 4 ounces each), and shape the pieces into 6" x 2" oval rolls.
- Coat each roll, top and bottom, with some yellow cornmeal. Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet, and allow them to rise, covered, in a warm place, for 90 minutes to 2 hours. They won't have doubled in size, but will appear puffy; when you gently press your finger into one, the indentation will rebound quite slowly. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake the rolls for 24 minutes, until the bottoms appear slightly browned (you'll have to carefully pick one up to look), or until a digital thermometer inserted into the center of a roll reads about 200°F.
- Remove the rolls from the oven, and cool them on a rack.
- Serve the rolls warm, or at room temperature. Store at room temperature, well wrapped, for several days; freeze for longer storage.
The recipe calls for Bread flour and White Whole Wheat flour.
I buy King Arthur brand at HyVee and you can find it at Fareway too.
Now I followed the directions exactly and kneaded the dough until it was smooth and slightly sticky, maybe 7 minutes, then formed it into a ball.
I let the dough set for an hour and it puffed up slightly.
I was out of cornmeal so when it was time to take the ball of dough and make ten mini bread loaves out of it, I used ground flaxseed instead.
I cut the dough up into 10 kinda sorta equal size sections...
...then formed them into 10 - 6" mini loaves.
I rolled the loaves in flaxmeal instead of cornmeal.
As Buddy the Elf would say, I'm a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.
I baked them exactly 24 minutes and checked the bottoms to make sure they were golden....
The bottoms were golden, so I pulled these babies out of the oven and let them rest.
I could not believe how they came out looking like the little loaves that restaurants serve!!
Grab a seat and sit for a spell,
won't ya please?
I'll break the bread.
See how crusty it is on the top! Yet the inside is soft with a warm, comforting, honey wheat flavor.
We gotta have butter though.
I mean, c'mon.
You know we're gonna eat the whole thing, right?
Johnny Cash sings Breaking Bread.
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Now that was delicious!
So happy you popped in and broke bread with me, unfair weather friend! :)
Talk at y'all soon!
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