Outback Honey Wheat Bread (copycat)

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Ingredients

2 ½ c warm water 100°-110°F

1/4 c vegetable oil

2 T molasses

1/2 c. honey

3 ½ c whole-wheat flour

2 T cocoa

2 T active dry yeast

1 tsp salt

2-3 c bread flour

Use rolled oats or corn meal for dusting loaves

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, stir together water, oil, molasses, and honey until mixed well.

Add wheat flour to water mixture.

Add cocoa, yeast, and salt, and stir until blended.

Allow mixture sit for 10 minutes.

Stir in bread flour, one cup at a time, until dough clings to hook and almost clears the sides of mixer, about 3-4 minutes.

Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap.

Allow dough to rise in the bowl until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.

Divide into 2 pieces for large loaves or 6 pieces for mini loaves.

Cover each piece with greased plastic wrap, and let dough rest for 5 minutes.

Shape pieces into loaves, and sprinkle with oats or corn meal.

Place each loaf in a greased loaf pans.

Let dough rise until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.

Toward the end of the rising time, preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake at for 30-40 minutes.

 

 

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Kingdom of Heaven Bread

Overnight Bread

Old Fashioned Overnight Bread

Ingredients

1 teaspoon active dry yeast

3 cups white flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon oil

1-1/2 cup water… more or less

Directions

Mix all ingredients together, and allow to rise for 12-14 hours. (you may refrigerate it up to 12 hours before setting out to rise)

Punch down, and turn into a greased bread pan (or shape into a bagguette) Allow to rise until it reaches the edge of the pan (or doubles in size, if making a baguette)

Bake at 450 for about 45-55 minutes, until done.

Yeast Rolls

Yeast Rolls

Ingredients

7 c. flour (save 1 c. to knead)

2 pkgs. quick yeast

1/2 – 3/4 c. sugar 1/4 tsp. salt

2 sticks butter

1 c. sour cream

1/2 to 1 c. milk

In a bowl, place butter, milk and sour cream in microwave. Heat until butter melts (should be hot but be able to stand to stick your finger in this).

Directions

Mix wet to dry ingredients and knead 10-15 minutes. Put in warm place and let rise about 20 minutes. Put dough on floured board and punch down. Shape in desired shapes. Let rise again, 20 minutes or until doubled. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 2 dozen or more.

Crescent Rolls

Crescent Rolls

Ingredients

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

6 eggs

9 cups all-purpose flour, divided

3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

1.     In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add milk, shortening, sugar, eggs, salt and 4 cups flour; beat 3 minutes or until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form soft dough.

2.    Turn onto a floured surface; knead lightly. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 2 hours.

3.    Punch dough down; divide into four equal parts. Roll each into a 9-in. circle; brush with butter. Cut each circle into eight pie-shaped wedges; roll up each wedge from wide edge to tip of dough and pinch to seal.

4.    Place rolls with tip down on baking sheets; freeze. When frozen, place in freezer bags and seal. Store in freezer for up to 4 weeks.

5.    Place on greased baking sheets; thaw 5 hours or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets; serve warm, or cool on wire rack.

Chocolate Breakfast Wreath

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Ingredients

2 (1/4-oz.) envelopes active dry yeast

1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup warm milk (100°)

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 cups soft butter, divided

3 large eggs, at room temperature

PARCHMENT PAPER

1 (4-oz.) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, finely chopped

 

EASY VANILLA GLAZE

Whisk together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 TBSP milk, ½ tsp vanilla extract, and a dash of table salt. Whisk in up to 1 tbsp milk, ½ tsp at a time until consistency is reached. makes 1½ cups.

Preparation

  1. Combine milk, yeast, and 1/3 cup sugar in bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Gradually add 1 cup flour, beating at low speed until blended; scrape down sides. Add salt and 1 cup butter; beat at low speed until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until incorporated after each addition and scraping sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add remaining 3 1/2 cups flour, beating until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat until dough forms a ball and begins to pull away from sides. Beat dough 2 more minutes or until smooth and elastic. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 minutes.
  2. Place dough in a large greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place (80° to 85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, and turn out onto lightly floured parchment paper. Roll dough into a 12- x 18-inch rectangle.
  3. Brush 6 Tbsp. soft butter over dough; sprinkle with chocolate and 1/2 cup sugar. Roll up dough, jelly-roll fashion, starting at 1 long side. Press edge to seal, and place dough, seam side down, on parchment paper.
  4. Transfer parchment paper with dough onto a baking sheet. Shape rolled dough into a ring, pressing ends together to seal. Cut ring at 2-inch intervals, from outer edge up to (but not through) inside edge. Gently pull and twist cut pieces to show filling. Cover dough.
  5. Let rise in a warm place (80° to 85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover dough. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter; brush over dough. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden. Cool on pan 10 minutes. Drizzle Easy Vanilla Glaze over warm bread.