Mustard and Thyme Braided Bread
whey (can replace with water)
grainy, spicy mustard
1Heat whey. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Then allow to cool to warm.
2Add yeast and whisk leaving no clumps.
3Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbly.
4In a mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients. Mix.
5Then add mustard. Do not stir.
6Pour in yeast mixture. Mix well. Should be quite sticky.
7Dump dough onto flour surface. Knead with floured hands, adding flour when kneaded.
8Then in a lidded pot, spray with non-stick oil and set the dough in.
9Allow to rise for 1 hr. Then remove and punch down. Knead once again for 2 minutes. Then put back in pot for another hour.
10Then divide dough in half. Form into desired loaves. I like to make one smaller loaf sometimes and some braided dinner rolls.
11Optionally sprinkle with kosher salt and cook in oven at 350 for about 40 min. The rolls about 20 min if you choose to do so.
12Also, you can optionally paint with melted butter, fresh out of the oven. Then allow to cool and serve.