Usually I make bread daily, but it’s the round Moroccan kind. (it also appears my picture of this has magically vanished…) For the party yesterday I decided to try something a little different and a quick yeast bread seemed to be the best thing to try. I found a recipe in one of my mom’s magazines and tweeked with some changes for our tastes and needs. It was really delicious, pretty fast and easy too.
Even for someone who has very little baking experience or skills this is something that can be done.
3 tbsp sugar
2 pkg yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4c milk (2% is best)
1/2 c water
1tbsp butter melted (for the top)
1. Combine 1 1/2c flour, sugar, yeast, garlic and salt in mixing bowl
2. Heat milk, water and butter in a saucepan on medium heat until butter is melted
3. Mix the wet ingredients with dry ingredients slowly. Add the egg and the remaining flour until all is combined.
4. Knead the mixture fore 4-6 minutes and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and roll out into 1″ thick ropes.
6. Place ropes together and fold over the top, begin braiding the bread and fold the ends under.
7. Cover with a clean towel and allow to rise for 25 minutes. Preheat the oven at this time to 375F.
8. Brush top with butter and allow to bake for 20-25 minutes until bread sounds hollow when tapped and is brown on top.
This recipe can easily be doubled to make 2 loafs as I did. If you want a more flavorful bread, add more garlic, or any other seasoning that you enjoy.