Friday, April 29, 2016

Appetizer platter

This is a delicious, easy, and decadent appetizer platter, that can be split as a main dish between hungry adults. Basically, serve up a combo of cheeses, pickles, salami, pate, and warm pretzel bread.

1.5 cup warm water

1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
3 tsp dried yeast
22 ounces of flour
2 oz butter
0.25 cups water
3 tbsp baking soda
egg wash
blue cheese
goat cheese

Bloom the yeast with the sugar and a portion of the water in the bowl of a kitchenaid blender. Add the remaining water, flour, butter, and salt. Knead for 5 minutes on medium setting.

Allow to double in size in a greased bowl. Cut into eight pieces and roll each into balls. Cut in the middle, stretch out into a ring, and twist into a braid with one motion. Place onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to double in size again.

Brush top with baking soda dissolved in water. Repeat when dried. Then brush with egg wash. Bake in a preheated 450F oven for about 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve with a platter of meats, cheeses, chutney, fruit, and pickles.

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