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Medieval Parsley Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 6 c Unbleached flour
  • 1 ts Dried rosemary
  • 1 3/4 c Warm water
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 3 Packs active dry yeast
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c Finely chopped parsley
  • 6 tb Honey
  • 1 2/3 tb Coarse salt
  • 3 Whole eggs + 2 yolks
  • 6 tb Melted butter


Sprinkle yeast on 1/2 cup of warm water. Stir in honey, let sit for 5
minutes. Add remaining water, beat in about 2 1/2 to 3 cups flour.
Beat with a wooden spoon for about 200 strokes. Cover with damp
towel, put in a warm place, & allow to rise for 30-45 minutes, or
until doubled. Stir down, beat in salt, melted butter, 3 whole eggs,
+ extra yolk. Crush dried herbs & add 1/2 cup parsley. Mix with
cinnamon & add to batter, stirring well. Beat in remaining flour with
spoon, then with hands work until dough comes away from sides of
bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured board & knead until smooth,
shiny & elastic, about 10-20 minutes, adding small amounts of flour
if necessary. Place in a buttered bowl, cover with damp towel, let
rise in a warm place until doubled, about 50 minutes. Punch down,
cover & let rise again until doubled, about 30 minutes. Punch down.
Turn out onto a floured surface. Let dough rest 5 minutes. Shape into
three free form curls or twists. Place on buttered cookie sheet.
Cover lightly with damp towel & let rise until doubled, about 25
minutes. Preheat oven to 375F. Brush loaves with beaten egg yolk.
Bake about 50 minutes or until browned & loaf sounds hollow when
rapped on top & bottom. Cool on rack.

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