Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Raisin Oatmeal Bread

My oven is fixed!!! Hear the birds singing?? Oh no, that is just my kiddos wanting brownies,  hee hee.  I decided to celebrate my oven's return by baking like a mad woman. This is the first of several recipes I "baked" yesterday.  Raven loves a healthy breakfast so I try to mix it up a little for her.  You can only eat fresh fruit and have hot tea so many mornings in a row.  This is a pretty good raisin bread if you ask me.  Ask Ransome and he will tell you raisins are from the devil, funny kid he is.  If you are a lover of raisin bread, bake this and then toast it and slather it with some butter.  This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup honey
1 t cinnamon
2 T yeast
1 T sea salt
1/2 cup corn oil
2 1/3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup raisins

Mix water, milk, yeast, honey, and salt together.  Add to it oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and all purpose.  Mix until well blended.  Now add in oil, and cinnamon, knead for 5 minutes.  Now with your hand knead in raisins.  Let rise for 2 hours.  Now divide dough in half and place in two loaf pans.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Bake at 350' for 40-50 minutes.  Remove from oven and butter top.  Remove from pans after 20 minutes.