I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Muffuletta Bread

I really like muffuletta's but just can't go to New Orleans every time I want one.   This means I need to make my own.   This bread is good for any sandwich, or just to eat as bread and easy to make.  It's very similar to Italian bread.


MUFFULETTA BREAD
(makes 1 loaf)

Ingredients:
*1 cup warm water
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*3 cups bread flour
*3 teaspoons active dry yeast
*1 tablespoon sesame seeds
*1/2 teaspoon olive oil
*1 tablespoon corn meal


Directions:
~Place water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, sugar, salt, flour & yeast into the bread machine.
~Select dough cycle and start (mine takes 1 1/2 hours).
~Remove dough from bread maker.
~Lightly oil a clean surface.
~Place dough on surface, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
~Spray a cookie sheet with a cooking spray and lightly coat with corn meal.
~Form dough into a circle and place bottom side up on prepared pan.
~Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of the dough, and press down gently.
~Lightly brush olive oil over top of dough.
~Cover with plastic wrap.
~Let rise for 45 minutes in a warm, draft free area.
~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~Bake for 10 minutes.
~Reduces heat to 375 degrees.
~Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.  Bread should sound hollow when tapped.


Variation:
`Once the dough is ready for the last rise, break into smaller pieces.  To make individual bread.  Makes 8-10 loafs.

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