Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Daily Bread!

My favorite "brown" bread to make.
It is easy, tasty and healthy.
Hope you like it too!

1 1/2 C. Boiling Water
1 C. Steal Cut Oats
3/4 C. Honey or Agave
3 T. Real Butter
1 C. Multi-grain Cereal (I used Bob's Red Mill 5-Grain with Flax seed.)
2 t. Salt
2 T. Yeast
2 T. Gluten flour (optional)
2 C. Lukewarm water
3 C. Whole wheat flour
4 C. White flour
In a large mixing bowl, pour boiling water over steal cut oats and 5-grain cereal. Let stand about 20 minutes. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add soft butter, honey and salt to softened cereal. Stir in yeast mixture. Add the whole wheat flour and gluten flour if using. Mix well.
I transferred mine to the Kitchen Aid bowl for mixing in the 3 1/2 C. white flour. (about 10 min.)
Then I kneaded in by hand the last 1/2 C. white flour till smooth and elastic.
Place dough in a greased bowl. Grease top and cover with a towel to rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled.
Turn out of bowl and kneed again to remove air. Roll out into a rectangle and divide dough into 3 equal sized portions. Place in 3 greased loaf pans. Cover with a towel and let rise about another hour.
Bake 350* for 30 minutes or until nicely browned and bottoms sound hollow when tapped.
Turn out of pans and cool on racks. Brush tops with butter.
Yummy with fresh homemade butter!





9 comments:

Becky said...

I love to try new bread recipes. My current favorite is Struan bread, but I am going to try this one. I also like that it makes 3 loaves so I can freeze them. Thank you!!

Torie said...

Can you replace steel cut oats with the regular rolled oats? I don't have steel cut on hand.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing the bread recipe, I like having oats in them.
Sue

Kathy said...

Wow! This sounds marvelous and it looks beautiful! Filing this away so I might find these ingredients - thank you for sharing your recipe!
God Bless,
Kathy

Life In a Little House said...

Oh what a beautiful sight to see such lovely bread :) ~Have a wonderful weekend Love Heather

Gina said...

Mmmm

Storybook Woods said...

Yummm, nothing like homemade bread xoxo Clarice

Sharon said...

This sounds so good Raeann! Thanks for posting and welcome back.

I am praying for you and your family and your friends. So much going on especially at one time. Praying for strength and peace for you my friend.
Love you!

Have a blessed day!
~Sharon

Charlotte said...

I think I could actually smell bread baking while I read your post!
Yum...