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Catholic Recipe: Good Friday Bread

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (105-115°)
  • 4-4 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • milk
  • Details

  • Yield: 1 loaf
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin:

For something unusual, try this caraway bread, a Good Friday tradition in southwest England.

DIRECTIONS

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, butter, and caraway seeds in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.

2. Add yeast mixture, and gradually add remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth - about 10 minutes.

3. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double - about 1 hour.

4. Punch down dough. Shape into large round loaf. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush top of dough with milk.

5. Cover; let rise in warm place until double - about 45 minutes or until done.

6. Bake in a preheated 400° oven 40-50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Source: Festive Bread Book, The by Kathy Cutler, Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1982
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