Thursday, July 31, 2008

Recipe For Oatmeal & Flaxseed Bread

To make one larger braded loaf, like the one I pictured, double the recipe.

1-1/4 cups water (70-80 degrees)
2 tablespoos honey
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/8 cup flax seeds (dry)

Mix together warm water, honey and yeast and set aside for about 5 to 10 minutes. Pour into a bread mixer and add the butter, milk powder, flours (gradually), and oats (those last). Turn timer on mixer for 15 minutes on medium speed. Add flax seeds at the last 5 minutes and the salt. Let sit covered with a light cloth for 15-20 minutes, until doubled.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour dough onto a floured surface and knead for a minute or two. Divide into three balls and roll out to be long "stips. Attatch the end and tuck under; braid well. ;) Carefully place on a lightly greesed and "oated" pan (use quick-cooking oats on pan instead of flour), and sprinkle braid with oats. Bake on 350 for 60 minutes (if doubled, the 70+ minutes).

Enjoy!!!! MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

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