It is definitely starting to feel like Autumn around here. With that on my mind, I decided to make some stew for dinner and decided to bake myself another loaf of bread to go along with it. This is another bread that will contain Lactaid cottage cheese (which I am loving.) The author says that this bread is great for sandwiches, or even toasted and topped with more cottage cheese, applesauce, jam or olives. It is also noted in the cookbook that this bread keeps fresh for 3 days.
Since the ingredients should be at room temperature before starting, I measured out my cottage cheese and let it sit, covered, on the counter for 20 minutes.
Into the pan go: 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3 cups bread flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon gluten and 2 teaspoons SAF yeast. I am using the medium crust and basic bread cycle for this loaf of bread.
This one wasn’t really fragrant while baking, but it rose nicely and has a lovely golden brown crust. The crispy, flaky crust surrounds a moist, tender and chewy loaf. There is a slight tang from the cottage cheese. It made a great accompaniment to my stew. I am looking forward to sandwiches with this bread in the next few days.