The Southern Girl
This Bitter Cream Bread is made with yeast and herbs and can rapidly grow to be a favourite. It’s straightforward to make and is tremendous versatile!
SOUR CREAM BREAD MADE WITH YEAST
This bread is made with yeast which I do know some individuals discover intimidating, but it surely’s actually tremendous straightforward. The mixture of herbs and spices is what makes it scrumptious. I like the crust however the middle is actually delicate.
This bitter cream bread is a bit of totally different because the first rise is simply 35 minutes, after which the second rise is 50 minutes. Usually the primary rise is longer, so I used to be a bit of skeptical, however this labored nice, and we beloved this bread.
Yeast – Sure, this bread is made with yeast. I do know some individuals are intimidated to make yeast bread and make fast bread as a substitute. I encourage you to offer this one a attempt!
Bitter Cream – Utilizing bitter cream on this bread actually makes it fluffy and moist. It actually does work higher than milk in some baked items.
Butter – Let’s be sincere; this ingredient makes all the things higher!
Herbs – This bread has a number of herbs that basically complement one another. Marjoram, Oregano, and Parsley actually add an amazing taste to this bread, which is why it goes nice with absolutely anything.
Herbs – You’ll be able to actually use any you want and swap these out to your liking. This can be a bread you could actually make your individual, and every time you make it, swap it up!
Pan – Should you don’t have 2 quart-sized spherical bowls make one giant spherical loaf utilizing an iron skillet or a big, oven-safe bowl or pot.
HOW TO MAKE
This bread actually doesn’t take lots of time to get collectively, and it has easy elements. Set up all your elements earlier than you start the method to avoid wasting you time.
Take the time to let the butter soften to room temperature, and get out your mixer. Get heat water to dissolve the yeast.
Whisk collectively 4 cups flour, salt, marjoram, oregano, and parsley flakes in a big bowl. Put aside. Mix sugar, softened butter, eggs, and bitter cream, mixing with a mixer till easy.
Stir the liquid combination into flour bowl with a spoon. In a small bowl, mix heat water and yeast and stir with a spoon to dissolve yeast. Pour yeast into flour and proceed mixing with a spoon till all elements are moist and have come collectively.
Step Three – First Rise
Cowl the bowl with a humid fabric and let rise for 35 minutes in a heat spot.
Take away fabric, punch down, pour out on a floured floor utilizing the final 1/2 cup of flour, and knead 7 or 8 occasions, divide into two rounds, place into two greased quart-sized bowls turning as soon as so either side can be greased.
Cowl with a humid fabric and let rise 50 minutes in a heat spot till doubled in dimension. Bake in preheated 375 diploma oven for half-hour till golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and take away from pan. Makes two small spherical loaves or one giant spherical loaf.
BAKING BREAD TIP
Don’t rush the method; making yeast bread takes time, and also you all the time wish to permit the dough to rise. Many individuals don’t wish to take the time, in order that they keep away from yeast bread. Nonetheless, should you’re affected person, you will see that that is a straightforward course of, and it’s additionally scrumptious.
Greek Yogurt – Many will ask should you can swap out the bitter cream for Greek yogurt, and I haven’t tried it, however I believe should you used full-fat Greek yogurt, it ought to work okay. Once more I’ve NOT tried this, however I do really feel it might work.
Herbs- You’ll be able to swap out the herbs, however you’ll have to play with the quantities till you want.
WHAT TO PAIR THIS WITH
As said above, this bread goes nicely with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It has sufficient texture and quantity to additionally make a sandwich with. We beloved this with spaghetti and for breakfast with eggs. It has an exquisite taste and is tremendous versatile.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO KNOW WHEN THE BREAD IS DONE
A pleasant golden brown coloration on the highest is all the time a very good indicator. It’s also possible to use a toothpick to see if the middle is finished.
WHY DID MY BREAD FALL
There are a number of the reason why your bread can fall, akin to an excessive amount of water to your dough, the yeast may very well be outdated and outdated, or possibly you didn’t knead it sufficient. The extra you’re employed with bread, the extra you’ll study the feel and consistency of the dough you want. So don’t hand over, and maintain making an attempt!
FREEZING AND STORING
You’ll be able to simply freeze this bread! Wrap bread loaves individually as soon as cooled. Label, add date, and freeze. Retailer within the freezer for as much as one month. Let thaw within the wrapper at room temperature for one to 2 hours.
This bread additionally retains nicely; we wrapped it in foil and saved it in a dry, cool place. It solely lasted a number of days, however heating it up within the microwave, it nonetheless tasted nice.
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Bitter Cream Bread
This bitter cream bread is a yeast bread and is scrumptious!
Servings: 12 servings
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup bitter cream
- 1 cup heat water not sizzling
- 2 packages lively dry yeast 1/4 ounce or 2 1/4 teaspoons in every package deal
Whisk collectively 4 cups flour, salt, marjoram, oregano and parsley flakes in a big bowl. Put aside. Mix sugar, softened butter, eggs and bitter cream mixing with a mixer till easy.
Stir liquid combination into flour bowl with a spoon. In a small bowl mix heat water and yeast stir with a spoon to dissolve yeast. Pour yeast into flour and proceed mixing with a spoon till all elements are moist and have come collectively.
Cowl the bowl with a humid fabric and let rise for 35 minutes in a heat spot. Take away fabric, punch down, pour out on a floured floor utilizing the final 1/2 cup of flour and knead 7 or 8 occasions, divide into two rounds, place into two greased quart sized bowls turning as soon as so either side can be greased.
Cowl with damp fabric and let rise 50 minutes in a heat spot till doubled in dimension. Bake in preheated 375 diploma oven half-hour till a golden brown.
Let cool 10 minutes and take away from pan.
Makes 2 small spherical loaves or 1 giant spherical loaf.
Should you don’t have 2 quart sized spherical bowls make one giant spherical loaf utilizing an iron skillet or a big, oven-safe bowl or pot.
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