Monday, July 4, 2011

Multi Grain Bread - and other baked goodies...

I'm not participating in Menu Planning Monday this week, because we were on vacation last week.  But I do want to share a couple yummy recipes with you!
Here's what I had on my cooling rack last week.

Oatmeal Cookies ~ Michael said they are the best he's ever had!
Multi-Grain Bread ~ I used a recipe for Oat Bread from my friend Melissa.  The Oat Bread is amazing on it's own, but I wanted a recipe for multi-grain bread as well.  After trying several different recipes for multi-grain bread and not liking what I made, I tweaked hers a bit to make it have a bit of crunch.  Now I make both the oat bread and the multi grain bread!

Multi-Grain Bread
1 Tbs. active dry yeast
1 1/2 Tbs. sugar
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbs. Oil
2 Tbs. flax seed meal or ground flax seeds
1/4 cup harvest grains blend**
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups all purpose flour

1.  Mix yeast and sugar with water and let sit several minutes.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients in order listed
3.  Knead, adding flour as needed
4.  Place in oiled bowl, cover and let rise one hour, or until doubled
5.  Punch down, shape into loaf and place in oiled bread pan, covered
6. Let rise 1/2 hour, or until doubled, while your oven preheats to 425
7.  Bake 25 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when gently tapped

I usually double this recipe, because it's so good.  It freezes well too.
**the 1/4 cup multi-grain blend can be substituted with oats to make oat bread (yum).  I bought my Harvest Grains Blend from King Arthur's Flour online, but you can also create your own multi-grain blend, the best place to find a lot of grains to mix together is Whole Foods.

4 comments:

RoseMamie said...

Those cookies look awesome! and I haven't tried the multigrain bread route yet..maybe I'll give this one a go next week! Thanks for sharing ;)

Kimberly said...

Oooh, that bread looks good! Happy Fourth!

Michelle said...

Love the bread recipe! Do you ever use a bread machine? Wonder if that recipe is compatible? I'd like to try it.

katie and the little things said...

The bread is just awesome. And healthy too ;)
Michelle, I don't have a bread machine...so I'm not sure.