Sunday, September 15, 2013

G is For Garlic and Green Onions

Garlic and green onions.  Classic combination, right?  What could be better?  What could make them better?  Shoving them in a warm crispy loaf of bread!  I love bread.  I especially love homemade bread.

When I was younger it was one of my favorite things to make with my mom.  I can remember when I was in high school I would get bored and randomly whip u a loaf of bread while I was bored at home alone.  My mom was always surprised when she'd come home and there was a fresh warm loaf of bread in the kitchen.  The happy surprise of freshly baked bread was always short-lived due to the fact that the kitchen looked like a bomb went off in it.  {I've nevr been a tidy cook.}

Bread is a great thing, a fun thing, for kids to bake.  Sunny had a ball kneading the dough.  

My loaf didn't rise as much as I would have like it to.  But, it was still delicious.  I could have been due to the fact I had to take Kaylee to swim practice so it was rising a bit too long.

Garlic and Green Onion Bread
Adapted from: King Arthur Flour's Classic Sandwich Bread Recipe

3 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup milk (any type)
1/2 cup hot water

4 tablespoons yogurt
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon (or 1 packet) yeast

1-2 T minced garlic
1/4 cup sliced green onions

  1. Warm your milk and water together until it is 105-110 degrees
  2. Stir sugar into milk, sprinke yeast on top and let sit for about 10 minutes until foamy. {If your yeast doesn't foam, dump it out and start over}
  3. Combine flour, garlic and onions
  4. Stir in liquid 
  5. Knead for 5 minutes until smooth.  
  6. Transfer to a greased bowl and let it rise in a warm, dark place for 60-90 minutes until doubled in size
  7. Punch dough down and knead on a floured surface for another 5-10 minutes.  
  8. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and let rise again for 60-90 minutes
  9. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for about 45 minutes until the center is done
 What do you add to your bread to make it extra special?

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