Muffaletta Bread

Muffaletta Bread

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Joanne Hendriksen

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Serves:
8
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    warm water (110 degrees)
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    active dry yeast (about 1 tbsp.)
  • 3 c
    bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable shortening
  • ·
    sesame seeds

How to Make Muffaletta Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine water and sugar.  Stir in
yeast. 
  2. Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. In a food processor
fitted with the steel blade, combine 3 cups flour, salt and
shortening.  Add yeast mixture. 
  4. Process until dough forms a ball,
about 5 seconds. 
  5. Stop machine; check consistency of dough.  It 
should be smooth and satiny. 
  6. If dough is too dry, add more warm
 water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, processing just until blended. 
  7. If dough
is too sticky, add more flour, 1 or 2 Tbsp at a time, processing
just until blended. 
  8. Process 20 seconds to knead.
  9. Lightly oil a large bowl, swirling to coat bottom and sides. 
  10. Place
 dough in oiled bowl; turn to coat all sides. 
  11. Cover bowl with
 plastic wrap.  Let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled 
in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  13. When dough has doubled in bulk, 
punch down dough; turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  14. Form 
dough into round loaf about 10 inches in diameter; place on greased
 baking sheet.
  15. Sprinkle top of loaf with sesame seeds; press seeds 
gently into surface of loaf. 
  16. Cover very loosely with plastic wrap;
 let rise until almost doubled in bulk, 1 hour. 
  17. Remove plastic wrap. Place rack in center 
of oven.

  18. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  19. Bake loaf in center 
of preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  20. Reduce heat to 375 F; bake 25 
minutes. 
  21. The loaf is done when it sounds hollow when tapped on 
bottom.
Cool completely on a rack before slicing.  Makes 1 loaf.

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About Muffaletta Bread

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #heritage



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