Basque Sheepherder's Bread

Basque Sheepherder's Bread Recipe

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michelle minosh


This dough can be used in many diffrent way.

It is a base and you can add what ever you like to it also.

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2 Hr


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)


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.

About Basque Sheepherder's Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads