Vandal Pride Sweet Bread

By Caylee Ketchum, Liz Beechler, Chanel Clark and Candace Epps

Vandal Pride Sweet BreadKnead some Vandal pride added to your Thanksgiving Day? Try adding our “Vandal Pride Sweet Bread” to your meal! This unique and easy bread recipe includes a touch of the Palouse with its hidden lentils. It is perfect as a loaf, braided or as rolls. The moderately sweet taste will accent all of your Thanksgiving Day creations, and your fans will never know how simple and easy it is to prepare. Your family and friends will love the twisted flavor of blackberries and pineapple that are drizzled on top as you flatteringly show off your black and gold! The protein will keep your Vandal army going throughout the holiday season and you cannot go wrong with the comfort and nourishment of freshly baked “Vandal Pride Sweet Bread!”

Yield: 16 – 20 slices
Oven: 350⁰ F
Bake: 30 minutes
Ingredients:
for bread
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c lentils
1 1/3 c water
3/4 c milk
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 envelope active dry yeast, with 3/4 c warm water
5 c all-purpose flour

for sauce
1 can blackberries (pureed)
1 c fresh pineapple (pureed)
1/2 c sugar

Preparation:
for bread
Boil lentils in water 30 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Remove from heat and add sugar, salt, lentils and olive oil. Add yeast that has been mixed with 3/4 cup warm water. In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour with milk mixture. Add remaining flour until dough is no longer sticky. Knead dough on floured surface until elastic. Place dough in bowl sprayed with nonstick spray. Cover and allow to rise until size doubles. Once doubled, punch down and shape how you please. Try a loaf, braid, twist or Vandal “V.” Once again cover and allow to rise about 30 minutes. Preheat oven, bake for 30 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Move onto cooling rack.

for sauce
Combine blackberries and heat with 1/4 cup of sugar until syrupy. Repeat with pineapple. Plate cooled bread and drizzle both sauces over the top. Cut into slices.