cherry walnut oatmeal bread.

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I love some fancy toast in the morning. I have been buying a loaf of cranberry walnut bread for the past few weeks from this european grocery store near us, and I even found myself near little goat enough to try a few of her loaves….but I finally decided it was time to bake my own. I’ve been wanting to make my own bread for some time … It seems like a much more daunting task than it really is – This one had a bit more ingredients than your typical loaf of bread, but I was able to whip this up before swim lessons on saturday – and by the time we got back it was all risen and ready to bake. 30 minutes later, we had a big loaf of fresh bread to eat….and it was delicious.

Bread Flour 2 cups
1 package (1/4 oz.) of yeast
Salt 1 ½ tsp
Water 1 cup
Molasses 3 TBSP
Vegetable Oil 1 TBSP
Quick rolled oats 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour 1 cup
Walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup
1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
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Oven 375°F Makes 1 Loaf
In large mixing bowl, combine 1 ¼ cups bread flour, yeast and salt; blend well. Heat 1 cup water, molasses, vegetable oil and rolled oats until warm (120°-130°F). Add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in whole wheat flour, nuts and enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5-8 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place about 15 – 20 minutes.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat dough to a rectangle, approximately 14×7. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in a greased 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after lightly touching the side of the loaf, about 30-40 minutes. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool.

To make a round loaf, shape into a round loaf and place on a greased cookie sheet.

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One response to “cherry walnut oatmeal bread.

  1. Reblogged this on Earnest Nest and commented:
    yummy going to try this, this weekend. After the vegan banana muffins turning out so great, I am on a baking roll!

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