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Gilby Bread (aka Jesus Bread) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gil and Jeanne Slater
Added: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
AP Flour
Water
Salt
Yeast
Instant Oats
Raisins
Corn Meal
Molasses
Honey
Sunflower Seeds
Whole Wheat Flour

Directions:
Directions:
I haven't included amounts in any of the ingredients,
because I don't really know. Just get started and see
where you go.

Mix 2 packages of Rapid Rise Yeast in about 2 cups
of warm water in your mixer. Add two cups of AP flour
and mix thoroughly. Add 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 cup honey
and mix.

Add 1/4 cup corn meal, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup
oats and 1 TB salt. Mix. Add 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
and 1 cup raisins. Mix. Add enough more AP flour to
make a moist dough. Once dough is mixed and
consistency is correct,Allow to rest in the bowl for about
15 minutes.

Knead the dough with a dough hook or by hand. If dough
hook , kneed for about 10 minutes and then finish by hand.
Place dough in a greased container and allow to double in
volume. (About 2 hours). Punch dough down, cover loosely
and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Form into round loaf and
place on a peel or inverted cookie sheet covered with corn
meal. Cover and allow to rise for about an hour or til doubled
in volume. Slash top and place in a preheated 450 F oven
for 30 minutes or until top is nicely browned and loaf sounds
hollow when thumped on the bottom.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before
cutting. This is the hardest part.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Depends
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I used to make this bread at holidays..
I haven't made it for a while and I never really wrote
down a recipe.. I'm going to try this before actually
publishing the cookbook to make sure it's correct

Ed Note: It works!!

 

 

 

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