Monday, November 11, 2013

Oatmeal Loaf with Walnuts & Cranberries

Browsing through my own blog and I've realized I've yet to attempt any rolled oats bread! Flipping through my favorite bread recipe book from Carol, I found this recipe :D I like the idea of incorporating the rolled oats into the bread dough rather than just sprinkle over its surface :D Using her recipe as a basic, I modified it slightly by adding in some wholemeal flour, grinded chia seeds and extra cranberries! Voila my first wholesome healthy oatmeal loaf is done! ^.*







Recipe source : 'Original Flavor' by Carol
Ingredient
  • 50gm regular rolled oats
  • 150ml hot water
  • 220gm bread flour
  • 80gm wholemeal flour
  • 2 tbsp ground chia seeds
  • 1 heap tsp instant yeast
  • 40gm sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 35gm olive oil
  • 80-100ml water
  • 45gm toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 30gm dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • extra toasted walnuts and rolled oats for coating

Method
  • Combine rolled oats with hot water. Zap in microwave for 1 min. Stir evenly and set aside to cool down.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients together with the oatmeal paste, except walnuts & cranberries. Knead for 10 mins until dough is smooth and pliable. (reserved 3 tbsp water, only add in gradually if dough is dry and stiff). 
  • Knead in chopped walnuts and cranberries evenly. Shape into a ball, covered and proof in a warm area for 1 hour until double in bulk.
  • Punch down dough to realease gas and knead lightly. Divide dough into 2 equal portions and roll round. Cover and set aside to rest for 10mins.
  • Roll out each dough into oblong shape. Roll up like a swiss roll. Turn the roll 90 deg and roll out again, about 30cm x 10cm in size. Roll up again and place into a loaf pan.
  • Place the pan in a warm enclosed area (I place the pan in the oven with a mug of boiling water) and proof for another 1 hour until double in bulk. Brush the surface lightly with some milk and sprinkle some chopped walnuts and rolled oats over.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg cel for 35 min until golden brown.
  • Unmould the loaf immediately and cool on wire rack till completely cool before slicing.






This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Vivian of Vivian Pang's Kitchen.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks lovely. Can u recommend what brand of mixer & model you have to make bread? Tks
Zia

Peng said...

Zia...I only have a handheld mixer but I do not use that to knead bread. All my bread making is all done manually by hand. :)

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Peng,
This is one lovely bread! You have made some very good changes! Your bread bakes up lovely and perfect!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

Jeannie Tay said...

Your oatmeal loaf definitely looks delicious and healthy! Hope to try making it soon! I need to eat healthier!

Vivian Pang said...

Learn something new, soaking rolled oats in hot water before adding into bread dough. Along with dried fruits and nuts make this bread a heathly type.

Victoria Bakes said...

I love the texture of your loaf

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