Gee another week has past, and we are now in August can you believe it !!! While out in the herb garden again, I pondered what other kind of bread or rolls I could make with my chives. My field of chives was started with a couple of clumps from one of my friends garden. Now it has grown to fill up almost the whole space.
As some of you may know I decorate my kitchen ( though the herd seems to move to other parts of the house lol) with cows and the outside too. My hubby bought me this lovely cow for the garden when we first moved into this house about nine years ago.
So here is my one and only legal cow in the city limits.
He happily stands in the middle of my chive field.
I am going to share my favorite recipe for Sour Cream Chive Bread.
Sour Cream Chive Bread
adapted from Food.com
2/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups bread flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh minced chives
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
Put all ingredients in the order that you machine recommends. Select dough cycle or basic bread setting and crust color and loaf size which is 1 1/2 pounds. I used the dough cycle and baked it in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Here it is already to place in the bread machine. Notice I did not finely mince up my chives, I used kitchen shears and just cut them into small pieces.
Shaped in the pan ready to rise...
Risen and ready to bake. I have to admit it looks great at this point and even smell good too. I think I am getting hungry !!!!
Full loaf view ....
Here it is all sliced up and posed with some fresh chives from the herb garden.
You could certainly use this dough and make some heavenly rolls out of it. I am thinking that is what I will do next time I make this bread. Thinking these rolls and some awesome turkey burgers or chicken salad. There I go again making myself hungry!!!!
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The Bread Fairy