Garden herb loaf

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups All-purpose flour; (4 to 4 1/2)
3 tablespoons Sugar
2 packs Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
1½ teaspoon Salt
¾ teaspoon Spice Islands Marjoram
¾ teaspoon Spice Islands Thyme (leaves)
¾ teaspoon Spice Islands Rosemary
¾ cup Milk
½ cup Water
¼ cup Plus 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 \N Egg
\N \N 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

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