Sweet Butter Loaf
When I was growing up my ultimate breakfasts or a snack was butter and honey spread on homemade bread. It is rather a sweet memory of weekends that I would spend at my grandma’s house, especially in the winter time. I can still smell the freshly baked bread or biscuits that she would pull out of the old-fashioned wood-burning oven just in time for our breakfast; the aroma of warmth, happiness and comfort is still very much alive in me.
Besides baked goodies, I love using it in mashed potatoes which gives more creaminess, with sautéed seasonal vegetables, on pancakes, or dollop on baked sweet potatoes with a drizzle of maple syrup; again, it’s that balance between savory and sweet that gives you absolutely amazing taste! I cannot wait for the fall season and roasted butternut squash because my family loves LAND O LAKES® Butter over roasted squash, or even pumpkin.
- 1 pkg rapid rise yeast + ¼ tbsp. sugar
- ¼ cup LAND O LAKES® Butter with Canola Oil, melted
- 5 cups bread flour. + about ½ cup for dusting
- 1/2 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking powder
- 4 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1¾ cup lukewarm milk
- ½ cup lukewarm water
- 1 tsp. butter, for brushing
- Mix yeast and sugar with a little bit of warm water together, and let it get activated and bubbly; set aside.
- In a large bowl add all purpose flour, and mix in the flour salt, baking powder, and sugar.
- Make a well and add lightly mixed egg yolk, activated the yeast, melted butter and slowly pour in Luke warm milk. While you adding mix it with a wooden spoon, then start adding water.
- Dust with more flour and knead for 10-15 minutes, until you form a ball. The more you knead the dough becomes more elastic and easier to work with.
- Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for one hour. It should be doubled in size, and the dough should not stick too much to your hands.
- Take out the bowl, knead, and roll out in a thin disk. Make a roll, tuck in the ends and place in a non-stick loaf baking pan/ OR oil it if it’s not non-stick.
- Butter the loaf with a pastry brush, preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Allow the dough to rise one more time for at least 30 minutes before baking.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Once done take it out of the oven and then out of the baking pan. Let it cool down completely before slicing.