*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            WILD MUSHROOM BREAD
 
 Recipe By     : ESSENCE OF EMERIL SHOW
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Imports                      Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      package       dry yeast -- (1/4 ounce)
    2      cups          warm milk (100-115 degrees)
    2      tablespoons   sugar
      1/4  cup           melted butter
    1      tablespoon    salt
    5      cups          flour plus flour for kneading
    4      ounces        dried mushrooms, -- ground to a fine
                          dust
 
 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl combine 5 cups of flour, mushroom dust,
and set aside.
 Add yeast to 1/2 cup of the warm milk along with 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir
well until the yeast is
 completely dissolved. Allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes. In another bowl
place remaining milk,
 butter, and salt. Stir in flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, using a wooden spoon.
After the 3rd cup, add
 yeast mixture. Continue stirring in the remaining flour until the mixture is
rather firm. Place the dough
 on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, then place in an oiled bowl, and
coat the dough
 completely with oil. Allow to proof for 1 1/2 hours or until it doubles in size. 
 
 Deflate the dough by punching it down 2 to 3 times, and knead for about 4- 5
minutes. Divide the
 dough into two equal parts and shape into round loaves. Place on a well buttered
sheet tray, about
 8 inches apart. Using a sharp knife, make 2 to 3 slits in the top of the dough.
Cover with a light
 towel and let rise again until doubled in size. Bake for 35- 40 minutes or until
a hollow sound is
 heard when it is tapped on the bottom. 
 
 Yield: 1 loaf
 
 
 
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