Amber says, “I had so much fun making this recipe and the bread was SO good my husband and I ate it all in one day…. So… maybe it was a little too good. The bread was made with whole milk from my Jersey cow and I served it with warm local honey and homemade butter – made of course from my Jersey cream!”
- 2 packets of active dry yeast (approx. 2¼ teaspoons)
- 2.5 cups of warm whole milk (Heated to 110F)
- 1/3 cup of honey
- ¼ cup of melted butter
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 7-8 cups of all-purpose flour
- Olive oil
- Sunflower & Sesame seeds (optional)
What you need:
- Double Boiler (or create your own)
- Mixing bowl with cover
- Whisk & Spatula
- Baking dishes (x2)
- Food thermometer
- Oven mitts
- Wire cooling rack
STEP ONE: Warm your whole milk in a double boiler until it reaches 110-115F. Pour warm milk in a large bowl (or stand mixer) and add yeast. Whisk together until yeast is fully dissolved. Mix in honey, butter and salt. Add 5 cups of flour and once well combined add remaining flour (or as much as you need to form a nice soft dough).
STEP TWO: Knead your dough on a floured board until it is smooth and elastic (which takes around 6-8 minutes). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease both sides. Cover and let rise in a warm area until doubled (about an hour).
STEP THREE: Punch your dough back down and break into two loaves. Place loves in greased loaf pans. Cover and let ride again (about 30 minutes).
STEP FOUR: Cover loaves with a drizzle of honey, sunflower and sesame seeds. Place in pre-heated oven at 350F and bake for 30-35 min (until golden brown)
STEP FIVE: Remove from loaf pans and let cool on a wire rack. Slice and serve!
If you love this recipe, you’ll love her Raspberry Baked Brie she made on another episode!