I’ve been baking bread every week. It’s a goal of mine. This week I decided to try something a little bit sweet.
This bread is sweetened with molasses and maple syrup. And it has oatmeal in it. So it’s sort of breakfasty.
No, that is not a word.
But I’m just saying.
This is a wonderful loaf to wake up to, and maybe spread a little jam on with a cup of coffee on the side. Just day dreaming here. About breakfast. And bread.
Oatmeal Molasses Bread, makes one loaf. Adapted from here.
Needed: 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water, 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/2 cup oats and 3 cups bread flour.
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes. Fit your stand mixer with a dough hook, or get ready to knead by hand. Fill the bowl with all the ingredients, including the yeast water. Stir to combine, then knead for 6-8 minutes until dough is elastic-like. Place in a lightly oil bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Turn out onto a floured surface and form a ball, punching out the air as you do. Cover and allow to rise for another 40 minutes. For the last 10 minutes of the second rise, preheat your oven to 425 F. Place your dutch oven in the oven while it heats up. Carefully turn your dough ball into the hot pot once the oven is fully preheated. Bake for covered for 18-20 minutes, then remove the lid and bake for another 5-8 minutes.
Enjoy! xo. Emma