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Photo courtesy of Amber Marshall on Instagram.……

Heartland star Amber Marshall is back in her kitchen with a recipe for “Jersey Milk and Honey Bread.” We have been loving this series and cannot wait to see what she cooks up next!

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!”

Ingredients:

  • 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!