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St. Joseph's Bread

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St. Joseph's Bread is a delicious cornmeal bread where you get to taste the flavors of aniseed. Lap up this bread for a meal. Tell me if you liked this St. Joseph Bread.
Ingredients
  Flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Teaspoon
  Hot water 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (120-130F)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Aniseeds 3 Tablespoon
  Cornmeal 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

1 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, honey, hot water, salt, butter, and aniseeds in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add raisins.
2 Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
3 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes.
4 Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top. Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
5 Punch down dough. Shape into long loaf. (Tradition says you should point the bread to look like a patriarch's beard.) Grease baking sheet, and sprinkle with cornmeal. Place loaf on baking sheet. Cut loaf 3 or 4 times diagonally 1/2 inch deep.
6 Cover; let rise in warm place€”about 30 minutes.
7 Spray with water. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 30 minutes or until done. Spray 3 or 4 times during baking.
8 Cool on wire rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party

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