Good Friday Bread
|Active dry yeast||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Warm water||1 Cup (16 tbs) (105Â°-115Â°F)|
|Flour||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter||2 Tablespoon, softened|
|Caraway seeds||2 Teaspoon|
1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, butter, and caraway seeds in mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture, and gradually add remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
3 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
4 Punch down dough. Shape into large round loaf. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush top of dough with milk.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 45 minutes or until done.
6 Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 40-50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.