Recipe by Nadine
"DH loved the bread his grandmother always made. This is the closest we ever got to it. Use a bread machine for the dough and bake in the oven."
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1 1/2 cups
white sugar, divided
warm water (about 100 degrees F/38 degrees C)
2 1/2 teaspoons
active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
Excellent molasses flavour and the raisins are a lovely perk in this bread. I am not a very experienced bread baker so I found I had to keep a close eye on the baking time but that was just me… thanks Nadine…this is so tasty toasted with butter.
This recipe is delicious. I didn't have bread flour, so I used wheat and self rising flour. It is so good, I can't stop eating it.
If you like molasses, you'll like this bread! In spite of several errors on my part, the loaves came out "perfect". I think the recipe bake time is off, though - I had to bake them for 35 minutes and cover them with foil @ 25 minutes so the crust wouldn't be too dark. I screwed up the recipe instructions by mixing the oats in with the flour, so I couldn't add the boiling water/molasses to soften the oats. Instead, I heated the water (1.75c)/butter (coconut oil) & molasses to 115* and put it in the pan. I then added the mix of oats, 2c whole wheat flour + 2.5c bread flour, salt & sugar in the pan, then the yeast + 1T gluten. Once it mixed for a few minutes, I shut the machine off & let the dough sit for 15 minutes, hoping it would allow the oats & wheat flour to absorb more moisture...it must have worked! I put the machine back on "dough" and was waiting for the "beep" (to add raisins) when I got a phone call. Yep - I missed the signal, and I didn't realize it until it was too late. To salvage, I added them when I split the dough into 2 loaves. With all of these changes, the bread came out fluffy, moist & delicious! I'm technically at high altitude (3800') but didn't make any adjustments for it. I do add the gluten & used "Hungarian High Altitude Whole Wheat" flour (from Walmart)- it has 4g protein like bread flour does, which might have helped. I'm going to follow the instructions next time, but I can't see how the bread could be improved! Thanks, Nadine!
If you love molasses, which I do, you’ll find this bread to be a little slice of heaven. I don’t have a bread machine and only wanted one loaf. I used half of the total amount of the water for softening the oats and the other half to proof the yeast with half of the sugar required. I put it together as I usually do making other breads, but because I only made half the recipe the KA dough hook wasn’t working so well so I kneaded it by hand. No big deal. It was very slow rising for me, but it was well worth the wait. It is so good! Thanks Nadine for sharing!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Oatmeal Raisin Molasses Bread
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 23
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