Monday, April 21, 2008

'No Need to Knead'

My entry for BreadbakingDay #9, hosted by Paulchen's Food Blog. I cranked up the way back machine and baked this no knead, Oatmeal Molasses Bread from Betty Crocker's Cookbook (1956). I am posting the recipe exactly as it appears in the book.

Oatmeal Molasses Bread Recipe

Moist, delicious, and crusty! Made without kneading.

Stir together in bowl...

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup light molasses
1 Tbsp. salt

Cool to lukewarm

Combine, stirring to dissolve...

2 pkgs. active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (not hot-110 to 115 degrees)

Stir into lukewarm oatmeal mixture. Mix well.

Add ...

2 eggs
5 1/2 cups Gold Medal flour

Mix thoroughly. Cover; let stand 15 min. Place dough in 2 greased 9X5X3" loaf pans and pat into a loaf shape. Let rise in warm place (85 degrees) until double. (1 1/2 hours). Bake until brown.

Temperature: 350 degree (mod. oven)
Time: Bake 1 hr.
Amount: 2 loaves

Source: Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook (1956)

Note: I used dark molasses, and I have also used honey when baking this bread
Any all-purpose flour may be used, or bread flour if you prefer

I brushed the tops of the loaves with egg white and sprinkled with whole oats


Carla said...

Mmm, bread! I think I'm going to make a loaf in my bread machine when I'm home this weekend.

And no, oranges in the past have made me sick too. Orange is almost a universal flavor, and I pretty much hate it haha

OhioMom said...

Hi Carla

This bread is really good, I have baked it before with honey and maple syrup, I had problems today with the proofing, cool and damp ... seems like I need the "perfect" temp/humidity some days .. sigh.

Lucy said...

Don't ya just love these "no knead breads" and... this one tastes wonderful!

OhioMom said...

I like this one better than some, it is crusty but not a hard crust. This and the Bulgur wheat are my favorites :)

Susan said...

This is great! A beautiful loaf that couldn't be easier.

OhioMom said...

Hi Susan

Yes, I really like the prep and taste on this bread.

Love your blog :)

shellyfish said...

This looks so beautiful, and sounds yummy, too! I also don't think it would be too difficult for me to veganize...

OhioMom said...

Thanks for stopping by Shelly. Yes, you could veganize this bread, BTW I love the Banana Oat bread you baked.. will have to give this a try.