A Garden Recipe Idea from HowToGardenAdvice.com
This bread recipe works well when you don’t quite have all the time in the world to let the dough rise, and rise again. (It only goes through one rise.) And, it’s fun to make. Get the whole family in on it.
Here’s the base recipe. Look at the end for some suggestions for creative, flavorful alternatives.
Mix in a large bowl, until the yeast is dissolved:
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 and 1/3 cup warm water (not more than 115 degrees)
Add & mix in:
2 tbsp honey (or agave nectar)
1 tsp salt
3 tsp vegetable oil
In a separate bowl, combine:|
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups wheat flour (I used organic white whole wheat flour)
Add flour to the moist mixture, one cup of flour at a time, mixing completely before adding the next cup of flour. Knead the dough until smooth. (if the dough is still sticky, add a little flour at a time, as you’re kneading, until it’s smooth but not sticky).
Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel, and set in a warm place to rise (about 45-60 minutes).
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
Divide the dough into approximately 24 pieces. Then, for each piece, roll into a thin, long rope, about 10″ long. Set in the cookie sheet. (If the dough is sticking to the surface you’re rolling them on, try adding just a little flour to the surface first.)
Once all the “sticks” have been placed on the cookie sheets, separate one egg, white from the yolk. (Crack the egg over a cup, gently catching the yolk in one half of the shell. Let the egg white fall into the cup. Gently pour the yolk into the other half of the shell, again, letting the white fall into the cup. Repeat until you have the majority of the egg white separated… being careful to NOT break the yolk. Save the yolk in a covered cup in the fridge to use for something else… like a scramble in the morning!).
Whip the egg white with a fork or whisk briefly (maybe 15 seconds). Then, using a kitchen brush, paint the egg white generously onto the bread sticks, covering them.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- After coating with the egg white, sprinkle the break sticks with your favorite toppings (grated Parmesan, garlic salt & parsley, coarse salt, sesame seeds, etc.) Then bake following the instructions above.
- Mix your favorite herb (or cheese) into the dough.
Note: If you don’t have whole wheat flour, you can use all “all purpose” flour.