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Fun stuff, it promises to be even more special when they all stop to eat at the next inn and I serve my players what their chars ordered. (They 99% of the time, without fail, order the "house special" usually without even asking what it is first.)
Rim world Settler Sweetbread
Originally created by rim world colonists in the 'verse as a nutritious, but easy to make dessert, often served with sweet butter cream and caramel nut sauce, this bread quickly became a favorite of of both Firefly ship captains and companions alike.
2 cups warm water (heat to 110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2/3 cup of clover honey (or alternatively 1/3 cup of honey, 1/3rd cup of real maple syrup)
1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup virgin olive oil
6 cups unbleached bread flour
In a large bowl, dissolve the honey/maple syrup in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. (approximately 5-10 minutes)
Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. (Rubber gloves or well floured hands is recommended to prevent sticking.)
Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.
Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds along the tops
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
For a more meaty and filling bread that goes well with Stews and rich meats, reduce the amount of honey to 4 tablespoons and substitute 1/4 cup of bacon grease in place of olive oil.Go to Comment