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.

(makes 1 loaf)

*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

~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.

`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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