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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Something Old, Something New

Today I tried a different version of my yeast dough recipe, and it turned out so good!

I blended 3 cups of old fashioned oatmeal in my blender until it was kinda ground up.  Then I poured it into a big bowl.  I added 3 cups of coarse ground wheat, 2 cups of white flour, 1 tsp salt,  and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. 

In another bowl I put 4 cups warm water, 2 tbsp oil, 2 eggs, and 2 1/2 tbsp yeast.  I let this sit until it was bubbly, about 5 minutes.  (I did this the old-fashioned way because the flour is pretty heavy.  It might work to mix all dry ingredients together; then add the wet ingredients, but I didn't try that.)

I mixed the dough and added 3 more cups of white flour, kneading in the last little bit.  I let it sit on the table for about 20 minutes.  Then I shaped it, let it rise until double, and baked it with a pan of water in the oven..  It was so good!  It had a lot of texture but was still light and fluffy!   Mmmmmmmmmm!!   :)

This amount made 1 country loaf, one French loaf, 12 rolls, 2 miniature loaves, and 23 little doughnut holes.  To make the doughnut holes, I made little balls about the size of 3/4 inch.  I let them rise and deep fried them in medium hot oil.  I let them cool for a couple minutes on a plate lined with napkins.  Then I tossed them in a baggie with some powdered sugar.  The girls ate them on toothpicks.

1 comment:

  1. Those look yummy! I didn't know you could make doughnut holes with yeast dough.