Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Back to the bread machine
--Whole-Wheat Oat Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Whole-Wheat Oat Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Great Bread Machine Recipes Copyright 1992
1 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
1 ½ teaspoons gluten (optional)I used this
1 ½ teaspoons dough enhancer (optional) I didn't use this
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons olive oil I used canola oil
4 teaspoons honey
5 ½ ounces warm water
½ cup raisins I used golden raisins
Add ingredients per your bread machines instructions.
Makes 1 1-lb loaf
I've been meaning to make a loaf of bread for weeks now but I kept putting it off. I don't know why - it doesn't get much easier than making bread in a bread machine. I usually get on a tangent with the bread machine. There are so many bread recipes I want to try. I should aim to make one each week.
This was not as sweet as most commercial raisin breads but that's a good thing - who needs extra sugar? There was plenty of sweetness coming from the raisins. My loaf was slightly on the dense side but that was probably partly the fault of my yeast which is starting to get old. It is all whole-wheat flour though which makes a denser loaf of bread. I find the added gluten really helps the texture.
This makes a lovely quick breakfast, toasted and spread with some light butter.
Since my bread machine makes 1-lb loaves, those are the measurements I've given here. If anyone wants the measurements for the 1 1/2-lb loaf, let me know.
Question of the Day: What types of bread do you usually have on hand? I buy whole-wheat sandwich rolls for my husband and son for their lunch (whatever brand is cheapest). I usually have Lite-35 bread for myself.