Here's another bread recipe. In addition to three small traditional loaves, this time I made a larger round loaf for my daughter to take to a meeting to serve with spinach dip.
This recipe makes two standard loaves, but, of course, you can make them in any shape you wish. The only change to make is the bake time. For two standard loaves, bake at 350 F for 45 minutes; for smaller loaves, bake at 350F for 35 minutes.
The recipe is below if you would like to make this bread.
Fresh Spinach Bread - Recipe
2 T vegetable oil
2 t salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach
2 rounded t dry yeast
Place all ingredients in large capacity bread machine in order given.
Set on dough cycle and turn on.
The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.
When first dough cycle is finished, remove dough from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth.
This batch required about 1 hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.
After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.
If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.
If preheating pans, remove from oven.
For this batch, I am using a 3 mini loaf ceramic pans and a round ceramic dish.
Allow bread to rise once again; this batch should take about 45 minutes for the second rise, then bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins. Turn out to racks to cool immediately.
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