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I knew as soon as we left the restaurant that I needed a recipe for their bread. After playing around in the kitchen, I came up with this Honey Wheat Molasses Bread recipe. This recipe makes three oval loaves. Honestly, I could probably eat a whole loaf all by myself, it is that good!
*Here are a few things that you should know before you make this bread;
1.This dough is heavier than regular white bread dough. You want the dough sticky but manageable.
2. Be careful not to over mix the dough. Over mixing will result in a tough, dense bread that lacks flavor.
With love from my kitchen to yours!
Honey Wheat Molasses Bread
1 1/2 tbsp. of yeast
2 1/2 cups of warm water
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of molasses
2 tsp. of instant coffee granules
1/2 cup of honey
1/4 cup of canola oil
3 tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. of salt
1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
4 to 4 1/2 cup of bread flour
2 tbsp. of oats
Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
- In your mixer bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit until it starts to bubble and foam on top (about five minutes).
- Mix in the molasses, honey, canola oil, cocoa powder, coffee granules, and salt.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups of bread flour to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until the flour disappears.
- Stir in the remaining bread flour 1 cup at a time and mix on medium speed until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl (see notes above).
- Turn the dough out onto the counter and knead for 2 to 3 minutes or until the dough is soft and smooth. Form the dough into a ball.
- Spray a bowl and a strip of plastic wrap big enough to completely cover the dough with cooking spray. Place the dough in the bowl and press the plastic wrap directly on top of the dough. Set the bowl in a warm place and allow to rise until double in bulk, about 45 to 60 minutes.
- Punch the dough down and divide into three equal portions. Form the dough into a tight oval loaf and lightly press the oats onto the top of each loaf.
- Place the loafs on a lighted greased baking sheet. Cover the dough with a sheet of lightly greased plastic wrap. Place in a warm place and allow to rise until double in bulk.
- Bake bread for 25 minutes. Allow the bread to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
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I am warning you that these yams are extremely addicting! The maple syrup and balsamic glaze rocks this dish and the sweet and salty combination simply can’t be beat!
When my husband tasted them, he said “this recipe is definitely a keeper”! So do yourself and your family a favor and make these Roasted Maple Pecan Yams this Thanksgiving!
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With love from my kitchen to yours,
Roasted Maple Pecan Yams
4 1/2 to 5 cups (about 2 lbs.) of yams, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup of pecans
1 tsp. of kosher salt
1 tbsp. of olive oil
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. In a medium bowl, toss the yams, pecans, oil, and kosher salt together. Spread the yams and pecans out evenly on a baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
2. Turn the yams and pecans over and place them back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. While the yams are baking in the oven, pour the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil the syrup until it reduces by half and thickens, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove the pan of yams from the oven and drizzle the maple syrup glaze over the yams. Gently toss to evenly coat. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
This recipe was originally posted on November 17, 2014.
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