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Monday, October 25, 2010

Oats, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Bread - Recipe

 
Good morning,

While making this batch of bread yesterday, My Honey suggested we take a walk around the neighborhood to take some pictures of the autumn leaves. The light was "perfect" exactly "at that moment."

I was ready for the second rise for this bread so put it in the cool oven, turned off the light that provides a little heat that encourages the yeast to rise, and put a Corning dish of ice cubes on the rack below the bread.

We were gone for a little more than an hour and my "slow down the rise" trick worked just fine.  I removed the dish of ice cubes before baking.


This bread smells so wonderful when it is baking that you shouldn't be surprised if neighbors show up to get a sample. ;)


I hope you enjoy this one. 

Very best,
Lois


Oats, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Bread - Recipe

Ingredients:

1 egg

2 T vegetable oil

1-1/2 t salt

2 T brown sugar

1/4 lb cream cheese

1 cup warm water

1 t cinnamon

3 cups bread flour

3/4 cup oats

2 rounded t dry yeast

Directions:

Place all ingredients in large capacity bread machine in order given. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth.

This batch required about 1 hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

If preheating pans, remove from oven.

For this batch, I am using a pan that makes 4 mini loaves.

Allow to bread to rise once again; this batch should take about 30 mins for the second rise, then bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins. Turn out to racks to cool immediately.

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9 comments:

Wanda..... said...

Hi Lois...I believe your recipe is missing a few ingredients, Blogger most likely ate them.:) The missing oats were obvious to me, but it took a while before realizing, where's the flour?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, you are making us so anxious to get back to bread making once we're home! Can you send a slice or two through your PC?

Lois Evensen said...

Wanda you are SO right! I just added the missing ingredients. I cut and pasted that recipe into blogger from where I had originally typed it into a different file the day I worked on it. So sorry! I really appreciate your letting me know. Sorry about that! Geesh.

Erin Wallace said...

This sounds fantastic! I enjoyed your pictures of Xavier and might just have to make that tree skirt.

xo Erin

Happy Days said...

LOL, Lois you were just in a hurry to go walkin' with yer honey~pie and just forgot what you were doing. Men can be such distractions sometimes!! lol...debbie

Diana said...

Sounds good to me Lois! Could you send me a loaf? I've been too busy lately to bake my own!!
Love Di ♥

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...I'm slow today...been a crazy day!!
My friend stop by this morning and she was all excited about your bread today and took down the recipe and by the time she left I had a headache!!
Love her to death but,she can go on ...just a little hipper!!! : }

Elaine said...

Mmmmm!!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Oh, I wish I could send out some bread samples, but they would not taste so good by the time they would get there. There are no preservatives so they are only good the first or perhaps to the second day. But, wow are they good when that first day!

Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by.

I'm traveling for awhile again, but will be home again soon. :)

Hugs,
Lois