Bake multigrain bread to get "that" scent in your kitchen.
This bread recipe uses hot breakfast cereal (a real time saver) and olive oil.
1 1/4 C multigrain hot cereal (6 1/4 oz)
2 1/2 C boiling water
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 C white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
4 T honey
1/4 C olive oil
2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 T table salt
1/2 C rolled or quick oats
cooking oil spray
- Place the cereal in the bowl of a standing mixer. Add boiling water. Stir and let stand until the mixture thickens (about 1 hour).
- Whisk together all the flours in a separate medium bowl. Set aside.
- Once the grain mixture has cooled, add the honey, olive oil and yeast. Stir to mix together well.
- Place on the standing mixer fitted with a dough hook. Put the mixer on low speed and add the flours slowly, 1/2 cup at a time. Mix until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand about 20 minutes.
- Add the salt and knead on medium low speed for about 10 minutes.
- Add the oats and knead for about 2 minutes more. Make sure everything is well mixed.
- Lightly spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Remove the dough from the mixer and form into a ball. Put it in the bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise until doubled (45 minutes to 1 hour).
- With rack in center, preheat oven to 375F. Spray two 9x5 with cooking spray.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Cut the dough in half crosswise. Roll each piece into a tight log. Transfer each log to a loaf pan, cover lightly with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size (about 30 to 40 minutes).
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Prevent people from tearing off chunks by slapping their hands.
This recipe will make two 9x5 inch loaves of bread. From start to finish it takes about 3 1/2 hours, but actual working time is only about 30 minutes.
NOTE: I tried to make this before I got my mixer. I thought my arm was going to fall off! Now it is so easy.
Try this flavored butter on your multigrain bread