How to make it

  • Activate the yeast in the warm water and sugar. When bubbly, it is ready to add to the dry ingredients.
  • While the yeast is activating, assemble all dry ingredients.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients
  • Add the eggs
  • Add the cold water
  • Add the oil
  • When yeast is bubbly, add it to the bowl, and combine all thoroughly
  • Knead the dough to the smooth & blistered stage (about 10 minutes)
  • Add enough flour to the dough to keep it workable
  • When kneaded enough, form the dough into a round, smooth ball
  • Add a little canola oil to the bowl you mixed the dough in originally
  • Place the dough ball topside down into the oil, and then turn it over – both sides are then covered
  • Proof the dough in a warm place for about 1-½ hours, or until doubled in bulk
  • Form the loaves in round cake pans, which have been buttered (not oiled, or floured; buttered only)
  • Prick the dough on top with a sharp knife to form little holes. These holes will absorb the water and butter you will be adding…
  • Brush loaves with plain water; allow to dry on the surface
  • Now brush the loaves with melted butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Allow loaves to proof until doubled in bulk
  • Bake at 350*F 45 to 50 minutes, or until loaves are golden brown and sound hollow when tapped
  • Cool the loaves IN THE PANS for one hour, then you are safe to remove them from the pans and set on a wire rack to remove bottom-side moisture.
  • Removing the loaves too soon from the pans will result in a little bit of collapse of height; these loaves are VERY light and well grained, and they will make delicious sandwiches!
  • This bread is delicious toasted also!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow Chef you got some great bread goin here thanks bunches high5
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    These do look and sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!
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  • capebretonqt 10 years ago
    I love homemade bread, Elaine, and this sounds like a good recipe. A simple tip I use in helping the dough rise is to place a cake pan of boiling water on the bottom rack of the oven, place the bowl of dough on the rack above that, and close the door. Voila .... you have your own instant proofer. Hope that tip helps someone out there.
    Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    What Maryanne says, elaine!
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    Sounds great!!!
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