Is there any aroma in the world that smells as good as fresh baked bread wafting through your kitchen on a rainy and cold afternoon? Not...
I love homemade bread. Multi grain bread tops my must gobble up baked bread list. Multi Grain is easy peasy with Red Mill 7 Grain hot cereal or their Hot Cereal Muesli multi grain with raisins etc.
Multi Grain Bread
makes two loaves
1 cup 7-grain Hot Cereal, such as Bob's Red Mill (I used Bob's Red Mill Muesli)
2 ½ cups boiling Water
¼ cup honey
1 package quick rise yeast
1 Tbsp salt
3 cups flour (all purpose)
1 ½ cup whole wheat flour
4 Tablespoons melted butter
½ cup oatmeal
1) Boil water, pour over Red Mill hot cereal. Stir and let set until temperature cools to 100 degrees.
2) In mixing bowl with dough attachment, put in hot cereal. Add honey and yeast. Combine on low setting. Add in melted butter. Slowly add in flour and salt. Mix and knead until all ingredients combine in mixer. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
3) Remove dough from mixer bowl, and put on a lightly floured surface. Flatten and knead until dough. Spray down a large bowl with non-stick spray. Add dough to bowl and roll around bowl to coat with spray. Cover and set aside in a warm place for one hour.
4) Remove risen dough and shape dough into a 18x12 inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife divide in half so it measures two 9" x 12"squares. Tightly roll each dough square into a log. Pinch all ends together. Repeat with other dough log. Set aside.
5) Sprinkle oatmeal out onto surface. Spray each dough log with non-stick spray and roll in oats to coat. Set dough loaves into two loaf pans. Cover and set in warm place to rise a second time for one hour.
6) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the loaves are golden brown. Remove bread from loaf pans and let cool.
The cool off period begins...
Artisan Multi Grain Bread to warn you from the inside out and soooo delicious.