"The wife is like the fire, or to put things in their proper proportion, the fire is like the wife.
Like the fire, the woman is expected to cook: not to excel in cooking, but to cook,

.... be a cook, but not a competitive cook,

a school mistress, but not a competitive schoolmistress; a house-decorator but not a competitive house-decorator, etc...
She should have not one trade but twenty hobbies; she... may develop all her second bests.


Women were not kept at home in order to keep them narrow;
on the contrary, they were kept at home in order to keep them broad.
"

G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World?

March 9, 2014

Maple Oat Sandwich Bread

I've made this bread a number of times now and it's become my kids' favorite for sandwiches.  It works great in a bread machine, which really simplifies life for a mom, especially if you've got other fish to fry that day. Or kids. Or granola. Or yogurt or sauerkraut to try your hand at making. Yeah, I keep putting too many on my plate these days to try out.  There just isn't enough time in a day to get at all the great new foods I've been reading that I can start making at home!
One step at a time, self!

Back to the bread.
I modified an old bread machine recipe so as to work with milled flour, and what I came up with seems to be steadily coming out nicely. So I aint messing with it.



Maple Oat Sandwich Bread

Place liquid ingredients into the bread machine:

1 1/4 C + 1 TBS warm water
1/3 cup maple syrup  (I have this in my Amazon Subscribe and Save list so I save about $5 on it) 
1 TBS olive oil (not extra virgin)


Then add the dry ingredients into the bread machine:

1 1/2 cups freshly milled hard white wheat flour
1 1/2 cups freshly milled hard red wheat flour
1 cup oats
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast (I used instant yeast, but I think active dry yeast would work as well)

I rarely bake my bread in the bread machine itself. I place my the setting to "dough" o that it does the kneading and rising cycles for you.  When the machine beeps (mine takes 2 hours to complete the dough cycle) I take the dough out and knead it slightly for maybe thirty seconds or so and get it into a nice loaf shape and place it into a greased bread pan (or a non-greased USA Pan ;) and let it sit (and rise) for twenty minutes or so while until the oven heats up and bake it at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.


I call it a good sandwich bread because it doesn't crumble and fall apart when I cut it up.
The slices actually hold their shape. Yes!


2 comments:

Mrs. Kaylee Hicks said...

Guess I need a bread machine! Looks yummy

CameronsGirl said...

Thanks, Leah - I was just looking for a good sandwich bread that I can make at home :-)
I have been trying all kinds of new recipes myself and know what you mean about not enough hours in the day, fish to fry, etc...