Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Fall

Fall is definitely here.  First pot of chili, herbed oatmeal pan bread, and Rumble In The Jungle football  tomorrow.

This is such good bread with any kind of soup.


11/2 C. boiling water

1 C. old fashioned oatmeal

2 pkg. yeast

1/2 C. warm water

1/4 C. sugar

3 T. butter, softened

2 tsp. salt

1 egg

4 - 4 3/4 C. flour

Pour boiling water over oatmeal and let sit until luke warm (110-115 degrees). Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, butter, salt, egg, oat mixture and 2 C. flour and beat until smooth.. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough forms. Knead for 6-8 minutes and let rise until double in a greased bowl. (about 30 minutes). Punch down and press evenly in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch cake pan (greased). With a very sharp knife, cut diagonal lines 1 1/2 inch apart completely through dough. Repeat in opposite direction, creating a diamond pattern. Cover and let rise until double, about an hour. Redefine pattern by gently poking along the cut lines with knife tip. Brush with 2 T. melted butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile combine:

2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese

1 tsp. basil

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Brush the bread with another 2 Tbsp. melted butter and sprinkle with the cheese and herb mixture. Bake for another 5 minutes. Loosely cover with foil and bake an additional five minutes. Serve warm.

Have a good weekend everyone.


karenfae said...

it feels like fall here too this week, tonight and the next 3 or so we might even get in the low 40's - fall for sure :) feels good.

Janet said...

Thanks for the recipe--this bread sounds amazing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Mary, this looks delicious!

Barb said... yummy

Crispy said...

Yummm I can almost smell this bread!!


Sherry said...

I'm going to have try this one. It looks GREAT

Rose Marie said...

Yummm ... I will definitely be trying out this receipe. Many thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

That sounds yummy, Mary. I'm printing it out and we'll have it soon.

Linda said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing...

Jan Hutchison said...

I made this yesterday for our longarm group meeting. It was a hit - great recipe!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Carolyn :)