Fresh baked bread, nothing beats the fragrance as it fills the house. (Except for Scentsy!) Back in apartment days I spent the 2009/2010 winter making fresh bread almost every week. Now that we are in the house I haven’t had as much time, but wanted to make some this last weekend. Discovered that I need to find a good spot to have it raise as a fireplace doesn’t quite work like the heater vents. Oh well live and learn. Either way the bread has great flavor, and is one of my favorite bread recipes.
- 1 c. hot brewed coffee
- 3/4 c. boiling water
- 1/2 c. maple syrup (the real stuff here folks, not Ms B’s)
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil
- 1 c. oats
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 pkgs active dry yeast
- 1/4 c warm water (for yeast)
- 2 eggs
- 5-1/2 to 6 c. bread flour
- In a bowl combine the first seven ingredients.
- Cool to 110-115 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Add the oat mixture, eggs and 2 c. flour; mix well.
- Stir in enough remaining flour t form a soft dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface.
- Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
- Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled.
- Punch dough down.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface.
- Divide dough in half.
- Shape into loaves.
- Place into 2 greased 9x5x3 loaf pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled.
- Bake @ 350 for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Then you wait 10-20 minutes slice, butter and go AAAAhhhhhhhhhhh.
Do you have a favorite bread recipe that you like to use? I’d love to have some new ideas or an easy way to make a sourdough! That type kind of scares me at the moment!
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