Selkirk Bannock Recipe
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- 3 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 ½ cups golden raisins
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon water
step 1: In a small saucepan heat milk to simmering and remove from heat. Mix in the butter and stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
step 2: In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Stir lukewarm milk into flour mixture until a soft dough is formed. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
step 3: Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in raisins and shape into a large round loaf. Place the loaf on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 60 minutes.
step 4: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, beat together egg yolk and water.
step 5: Brush risen loaf with egg yolk mixture. Bake in preheated oven until loaf is golden and bottom sounds hollow when tapped, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.