French Herb Veggie Loaf

Pam Ellingson

By
@wmnofoz

This is my version of the 1980 Kansas State Fair winner.


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Serves:

makes 2 baguette loaves 12x3 before proofing

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
buttermilk
1/4 c
water
6 Tbsp
butter or margarine
3. to 4.5 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 1/2 tsp
salt
2 pkg
active dry yeast
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
finely minced fresh parsley
1 tsp
dried basil
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1 tsp
dried marjoram or tarragon
1/3 c
finely minced onion (or sub 1/3 c rehydrated onion flakes)
1/2 c
very finely minced vegetables of your choice

I SUGGEST CARROT, CELERY, SWEET PEPPERS (ANY COLOR), RADISHES, SPINACH, BROCCOLI, SUN DRIED TOMATOES. DO NOT SUGGEST USING "WATERY" VEGGIES LIKE ZUCCHINI, MUSHROOMS, CUCUMBERS, FRESH TOMATOES, ETC.)

1/2 c
grated parmesano reggiano

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat together Water, buttermilk and butter/margarine to 130 degrees.(Very warm)

Mix together, 1 1/2 c flour, sugar, salt, yeast and garlic powder in large mixer bowl.
2
Add heated liquid to the dry ingredients and mix at medium speed for 3 minutes.

Stir in another 1 1/2 c flour veggies, parsley and herbs to form a sticky dough. Turn out onto well floured counter and knead in as much flour as needed to make it soft, smooth and elastic. Knead in parmesan cheese a little as a time.
3
Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel and let rise to double. Punch down, divide into two equal portions and let rest covered for 5 to 10 minutes.
4
Roll each portion into a rectangle, using a little flour if needed to keep from sticking. Form into baguette shapes 12" long x 3" in diameter. Place on greased cookie sheet or parchment lined sheet that is dusted with cornmeal. Cover and let rise til doubled.
5
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake loaves for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped. approx. 200 degrees internal temp.

Let cool slightly and turn out of pan to cool on a rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy