Sunday, November 20, 2016

Possum's Honey Bread

7 cups flour
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp salt
2 TBSP dry yeast
1 1/2 cups very hot water
1 cup warm water

Combine very hot water, salt, butter, and honey in a large bowl. "Then stir it and stir it until the butter is melted." Mix the yeast into the cup of warm water and let it sit until foamy, then add it to the butter mixture. Add six cups of flour, then turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until it is "soft and smooth like the clay along the riverbank." Add additional flour as needed to prevent sticking. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set in a warm place to raise for 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down, divide in two, and place in greased bread pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise again for about 1 hour. Bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes.

From the book How To Make Possum's Honey Bread, Skunk's Chocolate Sprinkle Bread, and Raccoon's Raisin Bread, too by Carla Stevens

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