Canapé Bread - For the bread tubes
Posted by Mary Ellen
1/3 cup very warm water
1 tsp. sugar
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3 to 4 cups flour
In measuring cup, stir warm water, sugar and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally until mixture is foamy. Meanwhile, in large bowl stir
together milk, butter, and salt. Next, add yeast mixture and stir all together.
Add 2 1/2 cups of flour, blend together, then stir in as much of remaining flour
as necessary to form soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured board, knead for 7
minutes. Add as much of remaining flour as necessary to form a smooth ball.
Put into greased bowl, turn dough all around until greased all over. Cover with
plastic wrap. Put in a warm draft-free place to rise until double in bulk. Punch
Divide dough in half, roll into a log 2 inches shorter than mold and
insert in mold. Cap and bake in 400° F. oven for 60 to 70 minutes. Remove from
mold. Recipe makes two loaves.
This makes a dense and crusty bread, ideal for
hors d'oeuvres, etc. For a taste variation add one teaspoon sage, dill or other
herbs to dough.