Friday, April 4, 2014

Delicious Nine Grain Rounds!

Wish I had a more exciting image for this bread!  
I have a good friend named Martha. Actually, she's not JUST a good friend, she's someone very special to our family - She's our youngest daughter's mother-in-law! What a great lady she is.......always on the go, Martha has become EZ DOH's biggest fan and best salesperson. Barely a week goes by that she doesn't call and ask to pick up an EZ DOH because she's sold another one to a friend. I attended her card club a few weeks ago and she served the most amazing breads....and she bragged to all women present how she created them with her EZ DOH! Bless her heart!

Well, her latest project is a Wednesday night Lenten "soup and bread night" at her church. She and several other ladies from the fellowship gather every Tuesday afternoon with their EZ DOH's and make enough bread to feed the 100 people that attend the Wednesday night event. Last week, they were wanting to venture out a bit and asked me for a recipe for a multi-grain bread. With EZ DOH in tow, I attended as a "coach", though I'm not sure I was really needed..... these women bustled around me, measuring and mixing, laughing and chatting, and creating wonderful dough. I got to give a word of advice here and there, but it was good to see how easy it was for them. It was good to see the fellowship that was being stirred up as they were "stirring up" their bread! I got the report on the Nine-Grain bread on Thursday -- it was a big hit! I was so pleased to share the tasty recipe with them, but I was even more pleased to have shared their afternoon of breadmaking. Enjoy this great recipe.....and share it with friends!


¼ Cup 9-grain (or similar) cereal (look in the hot cereal aisle)
1 ¼ Cup very warm water
1 packet/Tbsp. Red Star Platinum yeast 
3 + Cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
½ Cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
2 ½ Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. softened butter
1 ½ tsp. salt
(Feel free to add small amounts of additional seeds (flax, poppy, sesame, chia, etc.) if you'd like) 

Pour cereal into EZ DOH bucket and pour very warm water over it. Let rest for 5 minutes. Stir in yeast. Add remaining ingredients and EZ DOH-it until smooth dough forms, usually 2-3 minutes. Remove dough from bucket,spray bucket with cooking spray. Return dough to bucket and cover, letting dough rise until doubled. Remove dough from bucket.Divide in 2 equal pieces. Form each piece into a slightly flattened ball. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray and then sprinkled lightly with cornmeal. Cover with a clean dishtowel and let rise until doubled. Lightly score top of loaves and sprinkle with a little flour. Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. 


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