Monday, December 10, 2012

Canape Bread Molds

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppIf you enjoy baking bread, these canape molds are a fun way to make unique appetizers or finger sandwiches for any occasion.  I mix the dough in my bread machine using the dough cycle, then divide in three pieces.

I found the molds several years ago at a thrift store, and HAD to have a new kitchen gadget to try!  The recipe was on the box. You can find molds at kitchenware shops or Amazon.com for around $15.

After spraying the interior with non-stick cooking spray, dough is put into the tube and allowed to rise. The lid is then added and the tubes baked in the oven.

Canape BreadCommercial frozen dough can be used. Molds can also be used for cake mixes, or quick breads by putting foil on bottom then capping, so batter does not leak, then filling 2/3 full with no top cap and baking upright. 

Be creative and adapt your own bread or cake recipes for parties or appetizer trays.  Wouldn't any "foodie" cook love receiving a set of these as a gift? Or bake a loaf for a gift basket or hostess gift!

Honey Canape Bread
2 Tabs. warm water
2 tsp. active yeast
1 -1/8 cups warm milk
1/3 cup honey
1/3 tsp. salt
3 cups flour

If using bread machine on dough cycle, add ingredients according to manual.  Otherwise, start by adding yeast to 2 tablespoons of warm water (105-115 degrees) stir and let set 5 minutes until foamy.

Canape BreadThen in a bowl mix warm milk, honey, and salt.  Add yeast mixture then flour, one cup at a time mixing until smooth.  Knead dough 10 minutes and form a ball. Place in a greased bowl and turn dough to grease all sides; cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size (about an hour to an hour and a half.)

Canape BreadPunch down and divide into 3 parts.  Shape each into a roll almost the length of the mold (one or two inches shorter) and place into sprayed mold.  Dough should fill less than half the mold.  Let rise in a warm place until uncapped molds are filled or near filled, about 40-60 minutes.  Put on caps and bake on sides placing on middle rack of oven of 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 375 and bake 25 more minutes.

Remove from oven and let set about 5-10 minutes, remove caps and shake or tap out loaves.  Allow to cool completely or partially freeze before cutting into desired thickness for making canapes.

Estimated cost of  3 canape loaves: $1.00 or less; molds new cost about $15 or less for a set of three.