Friday, May 9, 2014

The Bread Master

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I've been on a serious roll making our own bread. It all started last month when a friend of mine gave me a sampling of some delicious bread she made. Since then, I've been kickin' butt in the kitchen, making bread. 

I've tried four different recipes and three of them have been a success. The only one that didn't work out was a bagel recipe. I don't plan on trying it again anytime soon. 

I thought I would share a couple of the recipes that we have tried and really love; Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread and Cinnamon Bread.

Honey Wheat Oatmeal Bread
adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup oats
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup honey
 1 cup whole wheat flour
1 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons dry active yeast

Combine water and butter and microwave until butter is melted. Pour into a bread machine loaf pan. Add yeast, oats, salt, honey, wheat flour, and all purpose flour. 

Secure the pan into the bread machine and set it to the dough setting. The machine should combine the ingredients and allow the dough to rise within an hour and a half time frame. 

When the machine is done turn the dough out into a lightly greased loaf pan. 

Bake immediately in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes cover the bread with a foil tent and bake an additional 20 minutes. This will keep the bread from getting too brown. Allow bread to cool before slicing.

Enjoy!

Cinnamon Bread
adapted from The Pioneer Woman

1 cup unsweetened almond milk
6 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1/3 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

Combine almond milk and 6 tablespoons butter and microwave until butter is melted. Pour mixture into a bread machine loaf pan. Add yeast, flour, 1/3 cup sugar, flour, salt, and eggs. 

Secure the pan into the bread machine and set it to the dough setting. The machine should combine the ingredients and allow the dough to rise within an hour and a half time frame. 

When the machine is done turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out into a rectangle, no wider than the loaf pan you'll bake it in. 

Smear 2 tablespoons of melted butter onto the dough's surface. Combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle onto the dough.

Starting at the far end, roll the dough towards you, keeping it tight. Pinch seam to seal. Place dough seam side down in a greased loaf pan. 

Bake immediately in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Allow bread to cool before slicing.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Oh stop it! mmmmmmm Im drooling! Gotta try this ASAP!

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  2. Yuuum! I love making homemade bread - I just never seem to have big enough chunks of time to do it. Yours looks delicious! :)

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