Minnesota Cooking: Raise Frozen Bread Dough - Creatively
Fresh Baked Bread is a Good Thing
I know that fresh bread out of the oven seems to have more appeal than bread that you just purchased from the store.
Buying bread at the store is a convenience. It's baked. It's sliced most of the time and it's ready to pop in your toaster or just eat right from the bag. I like to put a few pats of butter on my toast and I am quick to put butter on a slice of bread if it is not warm.
Butter and bread just seem to go together well.
The Bread Dough is Frozen
Hot Water in Skillet With Cover
Pan Now Feels Warm to Touch
Good Things to Try
How About You
Have you used a pan of hot water to thaw your bread?
Now That Your Bread is Thawed
Your oven temperature is 350 degrees. Your bread must go in the oven for about 20 minutes. You will check it as you start to smell the bread baking.
Finished bread is a golden brown color. You can tap on the loaf to feel whether it is still raw or if it has a crust on the outside or not.
What to Spread on Your Bread
Some suggestions for topping your bread include:
- butter your hot bread and sprinkle a mixture of sugar and cinnamon across the melted butter
- peanut butter
Historically, people have spread other greases, besides butter, on their bread. One person spread lard from their rendering on their bread. Another let the grease from cooking their goose harden and used that as a spread.