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mustard and thyme braided bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tiffany Bannworth
Cape Coral, FL

This bread goes well with some many things. To add even more zing, add 2 cups of extra sharp cheddar. Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 1 braided loaf
prep time 2 Hr 15 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For mustard and thyme braided bread

  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    wheat flour
  • 2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    whey (can replace with water)
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    grainy, spicy mustard
  • 3 Tbsp
    dried thyme
  • 3 Tbsp
  • flour to knead

How To Make mustard and thyme braided bread

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

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