Sunday, October 23, 2011

Parmesan Oregano Bread

I took my first crack at making bread today. I decided to make Parmesan Oregano Bread. I found a simple recipe and went with it.

2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions1.Sprinkle yeast over water in large bowl. Let stand a few minutes, then stir and dissolve yeast. Add sugar and let the mixture get nice and foamy. Then add salt, butter, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, oregano and 3 cups of the flour. Beat at slow speed for 2 minutes. Beat in rest of flour; cover the bowl with a sheet of wax paper and a kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place 45 minutes, or until doubled in volume.
2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one round, 2-quart casserole. Set aside.
3.Stir batter down for 1/2 a minute. Turn dough into casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.
4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes.

It worked out quite nice. I'll give this a try again once gone then try a more healthy bread with whole wheat flour.

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