Thursday, June 17, 2010
Since then, I've made this several more times, sometimes with variations. But this is the orgininal and most basic version. It has a nice peanut flavor, but it's not a sweet bread, unless your peanut butter of choice happens to be sweet.
You could add in all sorts of things: chopped nuts or dried fruit would be nice. Or you could add flavorings like vanilla or cinnamon.
It's a soft, fluffy bread that's fantastic when it's toasted. Or with a smear of jelly. Or, if you're being decadent, butter.
Peanut Butter Bread
1 cup lukewarm water
2 1/2 teaspoons (1 package) yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/4cups (11 1/4 oz.) bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine water, yeast, sugar, and one cup of flour. Set aside for an hour until it's vigorously bubbly.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and knead with the dough hook until the dough is smooth and elastic.