Yield: 4 Servings
|4 cups||All-purpose flour; (4 to 4 1/2)|
|2 packs||Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast|
|¾ teaspoon||Spice Islands Marjoram|
|¾ teaspoon||Spice Islands Thyme (leaves)|
|¾ teaspoon||Spice Islands Rosemary|
|¼ cup||Plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine|
|Additional marjoram, thyme and rosemary (optional)|
In large bowl, combine 1½ cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, salt, marjoram, thyme and rosemary. Heat milk, water and ¼ cup butter until very warm (120 to 130 0 F); stir into dry ingredients. Stir in egg and enough remaining flour to make soft d ough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into three equal pieces. Roll each to 30-inch rope. Braid ropes; pinch ends to seal. Tie knot in center of braid; wrap ends around knot, tucking both ends under knot to form a round loaf. Place on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in wa rm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
Bake at 375 0 F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done, tenting with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Melt remaining butter; brush on loaf. Sprinkle with marjoram, thyme and rosemary, if desired. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
Makes 1 loaf
Recipe By : Ketchum Kitchen Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #303 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 06:00:48 -0800 (PST) From: Greg Leonhardt <gregl@...> NOTES : A crowning addition to a special dinner or casual brunch