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Fennel Sesame Bread

Reggie Dwork <reggie@jeff-and-reggie.com>
Sat, 19 Oct 1996 23:38:28 -0700
We made this today and it was truely wonderful!!


                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                        Fennel Sesame Bread <R T>

Recipe By     : Vegetarian Times, June, 1996, pg 64
Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Breads                           Hand Made
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  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      Tsp           Sugar -- Or Sucant
     1/4  C             Lukewarm Water
     1/4  Oz            Active Dry Yeast -- (2 1/4 Tsp)
     1/2  C             Nonfat Milk -- Lukewarm, Or
                        Rice Milk Or Soymilk
   3 1/2  C             All-Purpose Flour -- Unbleached
   1      C             Whole-Wheat Flour
   1      Tsp           Salt
   1      C             Lukewarm Water -- *Note
   3      Tsp           Crushed Fennel Seeds
   3      Tsp           Sesame Seeds
                        Cornmeal -- As Needed

Slightly crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, this bread is perfect
for dipping in soup or sopping up the juices of a tagine (Moroccan stew with
lots of vegetables in it).

*NOTE: Original recipe used 3/4 C lukewarm water...the dough was too stiff
for me to work with so I increased the water.

In a large bowl, stir sugar or Sucanat into water.  Sprinkle in yeast; stir
slightly and set in a warm place until yeast is bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Add milk,  rice milk or soy milk.

In medium bowl, mix flours with salt.  In 3 to 4 batches, stir flour into
yeast mixture.  Add lukewarm water gradually, as you may need more or less.
(I had to add more then the original 3/4 C)   Stir until dough forms stiff
ball.  Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 8 to
10 minutes.  Sprinkle in fennel seeds and sesame seeds during last minute of

Divide dough equally.  In lightly oiled mixing bowl, form dough into ball by
rolling against sides of bowl.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Sprinkle small
amount of cornmeal on baking sheet; flatten balls slightly on sheet.  Cover
dough with plastic wrap and let rise 2 hours in a warm place (see note).

Preheat oven to 400 deg F.  Bake dough 12 minutes, then lower heat to 350
deg F and bake 30 to 45 minutes more.  The bread will be slightly browned
and will sound hollow when you tap it on the bottom.  Let cool before serving.

Makes 2 loaves (12 slices each).

NOTE: If you don't have a warm place, put the baking sheet on top of a large
bowl filled part way with warm water.


This was really tasty!!

Entered into MasterCook and tested for you by Reggie & Jeff Dwork

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According to MC:
Cal  89.6
Fat  0.5g
Carb  18.2g
Fib  0.7g
Pro  3g
Sod  93mg
CFF  5.3%
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 1582 0 0 0 0 0 0 1582 3269 0 0