Friday, September 18, 2009

Rising Again

Cool weather always makes me want to bake!! The feeling struck me today and i started pulling out ingredients to make bread. I was going to go with my regular honey whole wheat recipe but then i thought i should branch out, do something wild...if that can even be said about bread making.
I went hunting and found a recipe in my army wife cookbook....which i never use, by the way. But, it looked good and i thought i would just go for it. I always seem to forget before i start that homemade bread making is not a short process. Always well worth it in the end but there is the hours of rising...again and again to wait for.

When isn't Nutella a perfect accompaniment for warm bread right from the oven?!?! I will make this recipe again and again. It was so much softer and lighter than my usual recipe and so so yummy! The kids loved it and had no idea that it was good for them.

Honey Oatmeal Bread

2 c. Boiling Water
1/2 c. Honey
2 T. Butter
2 t. Salt
1 c. Rolled Oats
1 pkg. dry Yeast
1/4 c. lukewarm Water
4 1/2-5 c. Wheat or White Flour( I did half and half)

In a large bowl, stir together the boiling water, honey, butter, salt and oats. Let mixture stand for 1 hour. In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water. Add the yeast to the oat mixture after one hour passes. Begin stirring the flour in one cup at a time. Mix well. i started with 4 cups and added the last half in while i was kneading. Knead on a floured surface for about 5-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add the flour as you work to keep it from being too sticky...up to 5 cups total. Place in a greased bowl, turn to coat the dough and cover bowl with towel. Place in warm spot until doubled(about 1 1/2 hours). Split into to balls of dough, knead again for a minute, then place in well greased loaf pans. Allow to stand until doubled(45 minutes). Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes. For a tasty glaze, brush top with honey and sprinkle with oats.
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Grammie/Mom said... looks yummy. I might try this one too but first I have to go out and buy the yeast...and the wheat flour...and the honey.

angela said...

Fresh bread - and Nutella - love them both!

Sylvia Goode Basham said...

I clicked on over here from Hasbrowns....I guess she hasn't had time to update :-) so I checked out her sidebar because any friend of Sarah's is a friend of mine!

The bread recipe sounds wonderful. I've never had Nutella on bread before, but the Nutella jar was the *first* thing I noticed in your photo. FYI, I just eat it on a spoon :-)

Nice blog...I'll try to come back and visit...

Anonymous said...

I used Nutella as filling for a cake I made two days ago. Yellow cake, Nutella filling, cocoa buttercream frosting, and then sprinkled with Hershey bar shavings. I recommend it!

Evelyn said...

Oh my goodness! Nutella and fresh bread? Sounds like heaven! (I think I'm drooling a little...)

Colleen said...

I think we're going to have to start a Nutella-aholics group here! They sell it at Costco in HUGE containers, but I refuse to buy them.

I've been feeling like making bread lately, so maybe I'll give this one a try.

rebecs said...

yummy! im going to have to try this recipe. thanks.
...and what a fun party you had for your little guy! I would leave your quilt find as is, and quilt it and enjoy it, its is beautiful! ...and homemade pasta, another yummy! I love to add spinach puree to mine! (shrek noodles for the kids.)

limpingalong said...

Hummm, I've never eaten Nutella -- we now have advertisements for it on our TV but I've never bought it.
How does it compare with peanut butter? Is it sweet?
The bread looks wonderful!

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