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Scarborough Fair Herb Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Scarborough Fair Herb Bread, by , is from What's Cooking In The Neighborhood , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kim Yates
Added: Wednesday, October 15, 2008


6 c. flour, divided
2 t. sugar
1 t. salt
2 1/2 T yeast
2 1/2 c. warm water
4 T. butter
3 T. chopped parsley
2 t. chopped sage
2 t. chopped rosemary
2 t. thyme
1 T. melted butter

Grease 2 loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine yeast, sugar, water, herbs and butter and let stand 5 min.
Add flour and salt until smooth. Cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour). Punch down dough and knead 25 times. Divide into 2 pans and cover. Let rise until doubled (1 hour). Heat oven to 375. Bake loaves 30 min. Reduce heat to 350 and bake 15 min. more until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans immediately and brush with melted butter. Cool on a wire rack.




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