This is another fun recipe from my favorite little bread pamphlet: “Good Bread: How to Make It”. As ever: the recipe first and my memories of it after!
- The Ingredients
- 1 cup scalded milk (heated to 180°F/82°C)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon of lard or shortening
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 7 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar
- 1/2 cake yeast foam dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water OR 1/2 packet of active dry yeast dissolved in 1/4 of lukewarm water
- The Way of Preparing
- Mix the milk, water, butter, lard or shortening, sugar, and salt.
- When lukewarm, add 3 and 1/2 cups of flour and the yeast foam.
- Cover and let rise until doubled.
- When light, add remaining flour and knead.
- Let rise again.
- Butter your gem (muffin) pans.
- Form your dough into small balls, about the size of English walnuts.
- Place three balls into each section, making them about 3/4 full.
- Let rise until above the edge of the pan.
- Bake in a quick oven (approximately 350°F-400°F/Gas 4-6/Fan160-180) for twenty minutes.
I haven’t made any real tweaks to this particular recipe. They’re good, finger burning delicious straight from the oven. I love them with a little apple butter or with butter and cinnamon sugar.
Let me know if you try this recipe! I would love to see what you make, hear how it went!