28/07/2006

Baking-powder bread - Hveitibrauð með lyftidufti

My mother sometimes makes this delicious bread. We usually eat it while it's still hot out of the oven, with butter and cheese.

500 g flour OR 400 g flour and 100 g whole-wheat flour
6 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
300-350 ml milk, OR a mixture of water and milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
milk or egg for brushing

Sift together the dry ingredients, and add most of the milk. Knead until smooth, adding milk as needed. Form into a loaf. Make shallow cuts into the top of the loaf. Brush the loaf with milk or beaten egg. Bake immediately. Bread should be baked on the lowest rung in the oven, at 175°-200°C, for about an hour. It will be crusty and tastes best while warm. It's very good with butter and cheese, but I prefer to eat it with just butter.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

there sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogood

Larissa Kyzer said...

I just tried this recipe, but the bread I made seems to have come out more dense than the loaf in your picture. Do you bake this bread right on the rack? I put mine in a loaf pan and am wondering if that prevented my loaf from rising correctly in the oven.

Thanks!

Bibliophile said...

Larissa, I bake it on a cookie sheet, but using a loaf pan shouldn't make any difference. This bread is supposed to be denser than bread made with yeast.