Posts Tagged ‘OATMEAL’

Potato-Oatmeal Bread

February 6, 2011

This definitely is NOT your run of the mill dreaded (by my Honey) mamby pamby white bread.

Potato-Oatmeal Bread

1 cup mashed spuds (room temp at least)

2 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup warm water

1 Tbsp yeast

2 Tbsp sugar plus a little

1 1/2 cup warm milk

1 Tbsp salt

1 1/2 cup oatmeal

5 cups flour  (2 whole wheat, 3 All purpose)

Proof the yeast in warm water with a little sugar.  When bubbly, add to the rest of the ingredients…minus 3 cups of flour… in the mixing bowl and knead till combined.  Add the remaining flour one cup at a time and knead until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.  Transfer to a lightly greased bowl and cover and let rise until double.  Punch down and form into two loaves.  Let rise again and then bake for 10 minutes at 425, then knock down the oven temp to 350 and bake till the loaves make that hollow sound when you thump the….about 35-40 minutes.  remove from pans and cool on a wire rack and enjoy!!!!!

About the spuds…..It is a rare occurrence around here when we have left over mashed taters.  We are in Idaho ya know.  And yesterday was no exception.  I made some instant and added the butter to them.  Seemed to work fine.   I will be interested to see if real vs instant makes any difference, because this is a keeper recipe.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLIE!!!!!!

Requested menu:   home grown fried chicken

mashed taters (from our farmer friends)and gravy

home grown corn (frozen of course)

homemade bread (good thing recipe made 2 loaves)

and a big ole chocolate cake

Guess I had better get busy!!!!!

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Oatmeal Coming Out My Ears

December 21, 2009

I scored on some oatmeal…15 lbs of it to be exact.  Now I don’t eat it per say as cereal…gag me with a spoon…so I had to find something to do with it.  I have an oatmeal/chocolate chip cake thats really good and there is always the oatmeal cookie, but needed something else.  In my quest to find interesting things to put in my honey’s lunch, I stumbled across his recipe from Artic Garden Studio.  She adapted it from Nigela Express and I adapted it from her.

GRANOLA BARS

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup soft dried apples, rough chopped

1 cup mixed nuts, rough chopped

1/3 cup sesame seeds, no shell..duh

Heat the milk until warm and runny.  Pour into the other ingredients and mix to coat everything.  Spread in a sprayed 9X13  pan and bake at 250 for an hour.  Remove from pan and let cool, then cut to the shape you want.

My Honey likes them and I have since found some others made with honey that I will give a try later.  Healthier and whatnot.  But some chocolate chips are bound to find their way into this recipe at some time or another.

I also found a bread recipe (with oatmeal) that sounded interesting.  I think its great, but the final verdict will be how well it worked as sammich bread.

OATMEAL BREAD

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2  packages active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour

Bring water, salt and oatmeal to a boil and add brown sugar and butter.  Let cool so you don’t kill the yeast.  Combine yeast and white sugar in warm water.  Combine yeast mixture and oatmeal mixture along with 2 cups of flour in mixer with dough hook.  Combine and keep adding flour 1/2 cup or so at a time until elastic then kneed for a couple more minutes.  Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover and let rest for about and hour or until double.  Punch down and let rest for a few then shape into two leaves and put in sprayed pans.  Let rise until double again and bake at 350 till brown and loaves sound hollow when thunked.

I only used about 5 1/2 cups of flour total and this makes huge loaves.  Not sure I could get 3 out of it though.