Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It appears that I am unable to keep a blog while in school. I am not sure if this should surprise me or not, but because a very dear friend of mine just started blogging, I thought I would post again.

So I am posting about bread. Normally I make oatmeal bread from the more with less cookbook.

1 c. quick oats 2 c boiling water
1/2 c whole wheat flour 1 pkg. (I scant Tablespoon) yeast
1/2 c brown sugar 1/2 c. warm water
1 T. salt 5 c. white flour

Combine oats, whole wheat flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl, and
pour the boiling water over it. Stir to combine.
Meanwhile, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.
When the oat mixture is lukewarm, add the yeast. Stir in the white
flour, cup by cup.
When dough is stiff enough to handle, turn onto floured board and knead
5-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled.
Punch down and let rise again. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased
9x5x3" pans. Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes. Cool on rack.

I like this recipe because it is dense and soft and just a little bit sweet and delicious. It is also the kind of bread some of my friends make, and so it is very comforting and familiar.

But I've recently learned about a cookbook for "Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day" which is very basic, but very easy and delicious. Follow the link for the whole recipe, but I'll post a picture here.

1 comment:

  1. Hurray for inspiration! You know, bread making makes me feel so inept I just don't even try anymore. I can make crescent rolls, but Ethan is the awesome baker in this house.
    Miss you!


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