Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ultra Rich White Bread


So, let's stretch your imagination here for a minute, and give you a peek into my kitchen. Let's say you have 29 eggs left, and a delivery of 15 dozen coming tomorrow. What do you do? (Aside from ponder how on earth you got 29 eggs in the first place, what exactly you will do with another 180, and who makes deliveries anyway?) Well, hmmm. Daffodil cake will use 14 egg whites, but only 5 yolks. Broke 2 more yolks, so I can feel not guilty about tossing them. How about some ice cream? Still, we have 3 egg yolks here; what shall we do? I know; make a really rich bread, and plan on using it for French Toast the next morning.

ULTRA RICH WHITE BREAD

1 cup warm milk
6 tsp yeast

4 cups flour
4 tsp gluten powder

2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 egg yolks
2 tbsp butter

Pour the warm milk in your bread machine bucket or mixing bowl; sprinkle the yeast over it. Add the remaining ingredients in the order given. Mix in your bread machine for one cycle, or following my bread tutorial instructions (link to the right), let the dough rise for 15 minute, punch it down, form into two loaves and put them in greased 8"x4" loaf pans. Let the loaves rise until approximately doubled in size, then bake at 350F for glass or dark pans (375F for light colored metal pans) for 22 to 25 minutes, until the bread is as brown as desired. Cool for a few minutes before slicing.

Yes, this is heart attack bread. But life's not much fun without some flavor, right?

13 comments:

Pam said...

You are amazing! I want a slice of the cake and the bread with a dish of ice cream please.

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

I am with Pam - hook me up on all 3 - and while you are at it can you make some custards out of any extra yolks you have lying around??

altadenahiker said...

Speechless.

(Well, not entirely speechless. I think I'd have two heart attacks by topping the bread with Point Reyes blue cheese... I'm so glad you live on the other side of the country.)

gMarie said...

oh custart - you could have made creme brulee! And who does do these deliveries. And you end up with an odd number of eggs because you only eat one. Or else one of the boys eats 3.

g

~~louise~~ said...

Goodness gracious Marjie and I thought Katie had too many eggs. And yes, who the heck delivers???

I think I have a book around here that tackles the problem of leftover eggs. If I remember, I'll check. (twilight is setting in on this memory of mine:)

The bread looks fabulous, as usual and I can just imagine the "deadly" French Toast it will turn out to be.

Thanks for sharing...

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

209 eggs! You really need to ask your clients to pay in cash.

We do, however, LOVE French Toast! Do you have freezer room to store about 68 loaves of heart attack bread? Or Thor could have a contest with 68 winners and the prize could be a loaf of once-in-a-lifetime bread.

Jed & Abby

Mickle in NZ said...

Think of all the healthy protein for your growing boys! What a great spur of the moment recipe.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love French toast.

Anonymous said...

One of the Knight's favorites... both white bread and french toast.

-Chan

Nichole said...

The bread looks delish! And get this - the capta word for my post is "bredish" - ha!

Big Dude said...

Damn and I thought I was the egg man. The bread looks delicious as always.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

The bread looks absolutely amazing! I can only imagine how great the french toast will taste.

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