Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

It's an extra bread day!

Tomorrow is my favorite holiday...Thanksgiving!!!

For Thanksgiving Day I've made Pumpkin Spice Muffins and a braided white bread!

Pumpkin Spice Muffin recipe found here.

The only change I made was adding a little more pumpkin because what the recipe called for was about 3/4 of a can and one of the reviews said it didn't have a strong pumpkin taste.

Mmm...Thanksgiving Day breakfast.

Also I made a braided white bread for Thanksgiving lunch with my extended family.

Here's my recipe.

Braided White Bread

scant 4 cups white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup dry active yeast (activated with 1/2 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 cup warm water)
3/4 water

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, taking care not to put the yeast on top of the salt.  Knead well for 5 minutes, then let rise covered for 1 hour.

Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured counter.  Divide into 3 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 12 inch snake.  Braid these 3 together, rolling ends under.  Let rise for 1 hour.

Braided & uncooked.

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Bake with a pan of hot water for 25 minutes.

Take out of the oven and transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

Finished product.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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