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Hummus Bread

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Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini contributes a nutty flavor to hummus, a garbanzo bean dip that originated in the Middle East. Adding the hummus to your bread — coupled with garlic oil — enhances winter soups or stews, as well as a salad of fresh spring greens.

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one 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. To make the dough in a bread machine: Place all of the ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Program for basic or white bread, and press Start.
  3. Check the dough's consistency about 7 minutes after the kneading cycle begins, adding additional water or flour to form a smooth, soft dough.
  4. Allow the machine to complete its cycle.
  5. Remove the bread when it's done, and let it cool completely before slicing.
  6. To make the dough by hand: Combine all of the dough ingredients, mix and knead until smooth, and let rise for 1 hour.
  7. Shape the dough into a loaf, place the loaf in an 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" lightly greased loaf pan, and let it rise, covered, for about 1 hour, or until it's crowned about 1" over the rim of the pan.
  8. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 35 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 190°F.
  9. Store, well-wrapped, for 5 days on the counter, or freeze for 3 months.