Whole Wheat Bubble Loaf
2-2 3/4 C white flour, divided
1½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 pkg (2½ tsp) dry yeast
1¼ C milk
2 Tbsp butter
1½ C whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp melted butter
4 tsp sesame seeds
Combine in a large bowl, 1 C of white flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Heat milk and 2 Tbsp butter until very warm (120 degrees). Add milk mixture to dry ingredients with egg, mix well. Add whole wheat flour and enough of the remaining white flour to make a stiff dough. Kneed on a floured surface until smooth and elastic; 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and turn to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size; 45-60 minutes. Punch down.
Butter a 9x13 or similar shallow pan. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 30-40 walnut size pieces.
Place 1/2 of the pieces into a pan and drizzle with 2 Tbsp of melted butter and 2 tsp of sesame seeds. Top with remaining dough pieces, melted butter and sesame seeds.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.
Bake in 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow.
Pull apart to serve.
White Bread Bubble Loaf - Substitute white flour for whole wheat flour.
Cheese and Garlic Bubble Loaf - Combine 2Tbsp parmesan cheese and 1 tsp each garlic salt and paprika with sesame seeds and sprinkle half of mixture as described.
Cinnamon Sugar Bubble Loaf - Increase sugar in the dough to 4 Tbsp. Combine 4 Tbsp and 1/2 tsp cinnamon in place of the sesame seeds.