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Meal Type: Dessert
Total Time:
Cook Method: Oven
     Serving Size: 1 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A  0%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  0%Iron  0%
Potassium  0%Vitamin E  0%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Basque Sheepherder's Bread

Date Added: January 27, 2013


3 Cups Water Hot
1/2 Cup Butter (1/4 stick) cut into 6 pieces
1/2 Cup Sugar (up to 6)
2 1/2 Teaspoons Salt (I used reduced sodium)
2 Packages Yeast dry
9 1/2 Cups Flour Approximate
1 Unit Salad Oil divided
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1. In bowl, combine hot water, butter, sugar and salt.

2. stir until butter melts and let cool to warm.

3. Stir in yeast and cover and let yeast get bubbly, about 15 minutes.

4. Add 5 cups flour and beat with heavy duty mixer or wooden spoon to form a thick batter.

5. With spoon, stir in enough remaining flour ( 3 1/2 cup ) to form a stiff dough.

6. . turn out to floured board and knead smooth and elastic about 10 minutes.

7. Turn dough over in a greased bowl and cover and let rise double in a warm place.

8. ( 1 1/2 hrs ) . Punch down and form into a smooth ball.

9. Cut a circle of foil to cover bottom of dutch oven.

10. grease insides of dutch oven and underside of lid with salad oil.

11. Place dough in pot and cover with lid. Let dough rise in a warm place until dough pushed up lid about 1/2 inch.

12. ( about 1 hour but watch closely ). Bake covered with lid, in 375 oven for 12 minutes.

13. Remove lid and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until loaf is golden brown and sounds hollow.

14. Remove from oven and turn out onto rack ( you may need a helper ) makes 1 very large delicious soft white bread.

15. If you can wait till its warm, use a long bread knife to cut this delicious bread.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 0mg per serving, low-fat with 0g per serving, low-saturated fat with 0g per serving, low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving and low-calorie with 0 per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Yeast, Butter, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners, Olive Oil allergies.
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