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Saturday, February 17, 2007

SUNFLOWER OATMEAL BREAD


I recently tore this recipe out of a magazine at the doctors office. After moving it all around my desk, I finally decided to try it. For you bakers you can create your own shortcuts, but if you are not a expert at baking, just follow on through. It is gooood!


1 1/4 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)

1 Pkg dry yeast ( 21/4 tsp)
pinch of sugar

1 1/4 cup warm buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp Molasses
2 Tbl butter at room temp.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashion oats
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 egg beaten
2 tsp salt
5 1/4–5 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 egg beaten

In a medium bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes. In a another bowl stir in buttermilk, honey, molasses and butter.

In a very large bowl stir together whole wheat flour, 1 cup of oats, sunflower seeds, beaten egg and salt.. Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk mixture. Beat with an electric mixture for 3 minutes on medium to high speed.

Stir in as much of the all purpose flour as you can with a wooden spoon. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead in the remaining flour as needed to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes)

Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough, divide into three portions and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape each portion into a round loaf. Place loafs on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled. Brush with remaining egg; sprinkle with reaming oats

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. When finished place on baking rack to cool. Cool before slicing.

12 comments:

Beerme said...

It sounds delish! Gotta try it. Maybe tomorrow...

UpNorthLurkin said...

I'm also anxious to try it! I lost my recipe for Ciabatta bread. Can anyone help me out?

mig said...

There is nothing like home made bread.Yummy!

Yesterday Blake decided he wanted cookies, so he baked himself some cookies. I was pleasantly surprised at his ingenuity, now I just have to teach the boy how to wipe down the mixer and clean off the counters....

onlineanalyst said...

Yum! My mouth waters just in reading the ingredients.

So you're the person who clips out the recipes in those doctor's office magazines!

I love to bake but have never had the courage to tackle raised breads. These wintry shut-in days may inspire me to try my hand.

Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

I'm afraid I have let out my secret identity as the masked magazine recipe clipper.

upnorth

I shall send you the ciabatta recipe.

online

They say you can fill up your house with the smell of bread by placing some yeast and water in a pan and putting it in your oven (likely around 300 degrees).

I never tried it but a Realtor friend says it does wonders when you are trying to sell your house, makes it smell homey

The trotting Possum said...

I can't bake for beans. My outstanding cooking expertise ends at the oven door.

It sounds delicious, though.

The trotting Possum said...

Call me a "saucssier"; I work in small pans on top of the stove.

Hawkeye® said...

Sounds good... but like Possum, I'm not much of a baker. I'm glad it was tasty.

Regards...

prettyold said...

I always thought it was illegal to tear or cut out the recipes or other offers,in Doctor's offices. Oh , the wonders I have missed . I could have gotten a free Victoria's Secret Catalog.
Seriously , I think I could halve the amounts and make it in a bread machine. I'm not as kneady as I used to be.

The trotting Possum said...

I can't bake for beans!

I prepare quite tasty stuff from crock pots, and can induce high-cholesterol comas with everything from fried rice to tater salad.

Bread and other baked goodies evade me. I can't heat a frozen pizza in the oven without scorching it.

Think of "Chef" [Frederick Forrest] in "Apocalypse Now": "I'm a saussier. I make sauces."

We all have our specialities.

Ms. RightWing, Ink said...

Oh I feel sorry for those who can not fill the house with the warm aroma of bread baking in the oven. Oh well, if I could only e-mail the aroma. sigh

Next to bread, the best thing is sauteed onions and garlic in a stock pot awaiting the rest of the ingredients. Some of my neighbors actually despise my cooking smells. Go figure.

Have stove will travel, er cook

camojack said...

I'd prefer banana bread...I love that stuff!!!