Ricotta Cheese bread
Added by cookwitch | Sun 13 Sep 2009 @ 22:45
This is lovely and light and rises very well, even when using the spelt flour. Originally made for use in a bread machine.
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup cottage or ricotta cheese (liese, anari would work?)
2 Tblsp• butter
1 Tblsp• white sugar
1/4 tsp• bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp• salt
3 cups bread flour (I used 2 cups of wholegrain spelt flour and 1 cup of white plain)
2-1/2 tsp• active dry yeast (1 x 7g sachet)
This is where the fun starts. I do not have a bread machine, so I had to work out how to mix the thing together. In the end I decided to just add the wet ingredients to the dry, knead it and see what happened.
Mix all the wet ingredients together.
Pour into the centre of the dry ingredients.
Mix with a round bladed knife until the mixture comes together, then tip out onto a floured surface and knead well.
Add up to another 1/2 cup flour if it is too sticky.
Leave to rest in a warm place until doubled in size.
Knock down, shape and pop into a loaf tin.
Leave to rise again (mine came up about 1\\\" above the tin) then bake at 170C/Gas 5 until golden brown on top.
It is very nice indeed. Light and easy to cut.