HA'PENNY FRIENDSHIP BREAD-PG. 2
Category: Medieval, Holidays, Xmas, Bread
SHAPING OF BREADS
6 SMALL LOAVES: Grease 6 6x3" loaf pans. Or, if desired, grease two cookie
sheets to make free form loaves. Divide dough into 6 parts. Remove air
pockets by working dough with hands and rolling into 6 10x5" rectangles.
Starting from shorter side, roll up, pinching edges firmly to seal. For
free-form loaves, taper ends slightly. Place seam-side-down on prepared
pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and double in size, about 45
mins. Heat over to 375 degrees F. Bake for 25-35 mins., until loaves sound
hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pans immediately. Cool on wire
6 SMALL BRAIDS: Grease 2 cookie sheets. Divide dough into 6 parts. Remove
air pockets by working dough with hands. Roll each part into an 6x3"
rectangle. Cut each rectangle lengthwise into 3 6x1" strips. Braid strips
togehter, tuck ends under and seal. Repeat with remaining dough. Place on
prepared cookie sheets. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in
size, about 45 mins. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for 25-35 mins. until
loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pans immediately; cool
on wire racks.
Decorating directions to follow on next note. Marilyn Sultar
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