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- 3 c
- very hot tap water
- 1/2 c
- butter, melted
- 1/3 c
- 2 1/2 tsp
- 2 pkg
- active dry yeast
- 9 - 9 1/2 c
- flour (whole wheat prefered)
How to Make Basque Sheepherder's Bread
- 1In 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.
- 2* 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.