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3 cvery hot tap water
1/2 cbutter, melted
2 1/2 tspsalt
2 pkgactive dry yeast
9 - 9 1/2 cflour (whole wheat prefered)
How to Make Basque Sheepherder's Bread
- In a large bowl, combine water, butter, sugar, and salt. Stir in yeast and let stand until bubbly (about 15 minutes).
(*) Beat in about 80 - 85 % cups of flour to make a thick batter. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
Knead for 10 - 20 minutes.
Put in a greades bowl: cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
Punch dough down and and form into dinner rolls, franch bread, cinnamon rolls, etc. Let rise until they are the right size and then bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown (times will very depending on what you cook)and sounds hollow when lightly tapped.
- * You can do every thing in a mixer but do the kneading by hand if you can; if you do knead with a mixer then try to hand knead the last 5 minutes so that it does not get over worked.