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Friday, September 28, 2012

Habaneros. Not Just for Salsa Anymore.

I may have mentioned before that I love bread.  Bread of all types.  My very favorite is Italian Bread.

We had some jalapeno sourdough bread at my mother-in-law's the other night and that got me thinking that I could adapt my Italian Bread Recipe to make something along those lines.... and I came up with Habanero Honey Bread.

Habanero Honey Bread
  • 1 1/8 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup habanero honey
  • 2 teaspoons dough conditioner (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  1. Place all ingredients in bread pan in the order listed (or as per the directions for your bread machine.)  Select Medium Crust setting, the French Bread cycle and press Start.
  2. Observe the dough as it kneads.  After 5 to 10 minutes, if it appears dry and stiff or if your machine sounds as if it's straining to knead the dough, add more liquid 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough forms a smooth, soft, pliable ball that is slightly tacky to the touch.
  3. After the baking cycle ends, remove the bread from pan, place on cake rack and allow to cool 1 hour before slicing.

All the lightness and lovely texture of Italian Bread with a bit of a sweet kick.

We loved the flavor of this bread a lot!  It's not going to last 36 hours.  Maybe not even 24!

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  1. I admire your fortitude and creative spirit in the kitchen!

  2. I can never get enough bread either :) This is so creative..I have never even heard of Habenaro Honey...sounds interesting with the sweet and spicy!

  3. Wonderful looking bread!:)
    I make lots of challahs (Jewish bread) and during this month I only make sweet challahs with honey (or date-syrup)

  4. Thanks so much for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday! I will be making this, it looks so good! I am featuring your recipe!

  5. Hi Susan,
    This bread is going to be a great hit with our group. I looks like it is full of flavor and has a little kick, we will love it! Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Wow this sounds amazing! Looks delish too. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.