A savory yeast pull-apart bread seasonedwith Italian spices and seeds.
Recipe: Seasoned Bread Circle
1 cup lowfat milk 2 tablespoons margarine 4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – divided use 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 (.25-ounce) packages active dry yeast or 5 teaspoons 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 large egg vegetable cooking spray 1/4 cup sesame, poppy, caraway and/or celery seed
Heat milk and margarine in small saucepanuntil hot but not boiling. Meanwhile, combine 1 1/2 cups flour,sugar, yeast, oregano, basil, garlic powder, and salt in a largebowl. Gradually add milk mixture and egg to dry ingredients andbeat with electric mixer for 2 minutes at medium speed, scarpingbowl occasionally. Add 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour and mix in withhands to form soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surfaceand knead until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes. Additionalflour may be needed. Cover and let rise in warm place for 20minutes.
Spray 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray.
Punch down dough and divide into 30 pieces.
Mix seeds in small bowl.
Roll each dough piece into smooth balls,spray with vegetable cooking spray and roll in seeds (or putseeds in a ziploc bag, spray 4 balls at a time and shake in bag).
Arrange balls around pan in layers, lightlypressing each in. Cover tightly and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.Remove from refrigerator, uncover dough and let stand for 10minutes.
Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 35 minutes.Cover with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutesor until brown. Cool and slice or just pull individual ballsoff. (To bake immediately: Once bread is formed, cover pan andlet rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.Bake as directed.)
Makes 1 loaf.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Sugar Association,Inc.
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