Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bread and Soup

I'm posting my family's new favorite bread recipe and putting a link to the Pioneer Woman's Site - we have made her Cauliflower Soup twice in the last couple of weeks - it is killer good. I promise you will LOVE it.

Oatmeal Bread
1/2 cup warm water
2 Tbls Active dry yeast
3/4 cup boiling water
3/4 cup Rolled Oats (not quick oats)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey 0r molasses
2 cups flour
1 Tbls salt
1/2 tsp. soda
3-4 cups additional flour

• In small bowl, stir yeast into 1/2 cup warm water, let stand until yeast is dissolved and bubbly
• In medium saucepan, combine oats and boiling water - remove from heat and let stand until oatmeal is soft. (2-3 mins). Add buttermilk, oil and honey or molasses (we like it better with honey).
• Sift 2 cups flour, salt and soda into large mixing bowl. Add yeast and oats mixture, beat. Gradually add remaining flour until dough is stiff enough to knead. Turn onto floured surface and knead 8-10 minutes (I do all of this in our Kitchen Aid).
• Place dough in clean, oiled bowl and allow to rise until double in size (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Punch dough down, divide into 2 portions, cover with towel and allow to rest 10 minutes. Form into 2 loaves, put in greased pans let rise till double. Bake in 350 oven 25 - 30 minutes.

When I make it, I make rolls and one loaf of bread. I also use 1-2 cups of wheat flour. And none of my picky eaters seem to notice.


Sarah said...

Oooh this looks good! Anyone know what I can use if I don't have buttermilk? Can't you use regular milk mixed with ... um, lemon juice? Or something? I can't remember. But Allison, this looks awfully good. I'm going to try it out this weekend!

Sarah said...

Answered my own question -

* Milk (just under one cup)
* 1 Tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice


1. Place a Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.

2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.

3. Let stand for five minute. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.