Whole Wheat Bread: honey oat

Soft Whole Wheat loaf bread

About this recipe:
  • soft bread perfect sandwiches or toast!
  • whole wheat and all purpose flour
  • oats inside and on-top
  • honey inside
  • simple steps
  • bread-maker not needed!
  • lots of kneading

The method:

the recipe:
prepbaketotal
2 hours~25-35 mins~2 hrs 35 mins
yields: two loaves

Whole Wheat Bread: Honey Oat

ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick )unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp (instant yeast)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup (old fashioned) oats
  •  1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • milk or egg wash to brush on-top
Procedure:

In a large bowl, Mix the milk, water, butter, honey, salt, yeast and whole wheat flour. Next add oats and whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup at a time until the dough forms a ball.

Knead for about 10 minutes until the dough feels elastic and upon pressing your finger in, it bounces back. . Place in a well oiled, large bowl and allow to double by resting it under a towel in the bowl for about one hour. Once doubled divide dough into two pieces and form logs and place in well oiled loaf pans.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise again for about one hour. Once risen to the brim of the loaf pan, brush with milk or an egg and sprinkle oats on top.

Bake in a 400 degrees F preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes until the loaf is golden. If the loaf is browning too much (around 25 mins ) tent with aluminum foil and continue to bake.

Cool, Slice, Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

Jam Cookies: aka split seconds

Raspberry, Strawberry, Apricot or any other jam filling works perfect!

About the cookies:
  • makes ~30 one inch slices
  • whole wheat (pictured) but regular flour works too!
  • any jam works or honey
  • bakes in under 30 mins
  • simple ingredients
  • soft cookie, subtle crunch on the outside
The Method:

This recipe is like many cookie batters made with two bowls; one wet and one dry.

Firstly, the dry bowl is made by whisking the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Secondly, the wet bowl is made by creaming butter and sugar, then adding an egg and vanilla.

Third, the two bowls are combined by folding the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture until a ball of dough appears.

THen, the recipe changes slightly to creature the particular shape we want in the end.

The dough is placed on a floured work surface and divided into four pieces. Each piece is then made into a log about 10 inches long by one inch wide. A mixing spoon id then used to made the hollow insert for the jam; and the jam is poured in, before baking.

Lastly, the cookies are baked in the middle rack at 350 Degrees F for ~25-30 minutes and set to cool completely before slicing.

the recipe

prep timebake timecooling time
10 mins25-30 mins~15 mins
Yields: 30 one inch cookies

Jam Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (12 tablespoons) softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ~1/4 cup jam of choice

Procedure

Step 1) Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside.

Step 2) in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Step 3) in another medium/large bowl beat the unsalted butter with an electric mixer on medium or by hand with a spoon until it looks fluffy and whipped. Add the sugar and vanilla, and mix until a grainy texture appears. add the egg and mix for a few more minutes.

Step 4)In thirds, fold the dry mixture into the wet butter mixture with a rubber spatula until all the flour is incorporated and a ball of dough appears.

Step 5) on a lightly floured work surface, place the ball of dough and divide it into four equal quarters. Roll each into a log (I like to pretend I’m rolling out a snake with the dough, this makes a fast and even log shape without a rolling pin) and use the handle of a mixing spoon to make the hollow indent. place the log on your baking sheet and Fill the indent with jam.

Step 6)Bake for ~25-30 mins on the middle rack. or until slightly golden edges appear.

Let cool, slice and enjoy!

Happy Baking!