Friday, November 6, 2009

Successful Baking

I was reading the October and November issue of Taste of Home magazine and I came across a short article titled "Blast from the past". It talks about traveling back to a simpler time by visiting Kings Landing Historical Settlement in Kings Landing, NB (New Brunswick in Canada).

This settlement is especially enjoyed during the Thanksgiving festival in October "(Canada celebrates the holiday on the second Monday of October)." The staff at King's Head Inn dress up and serve a traditional 19th-century Thanksgiving meal plus Old-Fashioned Brown Bread.

My whole reason for this post is the Old-Fashioned Brown Bread. They included the recipe for the bread in the magazine and it sounded so good I had to try it out.

As far as I can tell it was a huge success. I made it last night and it was still just as good this morning.

Because of how much I liked it I think I'll share the recipe with all of you - (I think this is my second favorite white bread recipe).

Old-Fashioned Brown Bread

2-1/3 cups boiling water
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/3 cup molasses
5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tsp. active dry yeast
2 tsp. salt

In a large bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Stir in butter and molasses. Let stand until mixture cools to 120 - 130 degrees, stirring occasionally.

In another bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups flour, yeast and salt. Beat in oat mixture until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5 in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Hope you enjoy it as much as i did!

1 comment:

kelsey said...

I keep thinking I'm going to turn into a bread baker. Maybe I'll try this recipe.