Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Harvest Grains Stuffing Loaf

I've missed it every year since I've started blogging. But not this year, folks. It's National Bread Day and my presentation to you is this delightful harvest grains stuffing loaf.

Now being the highly intelligent lot that you are, and allowing for the fact that Thanksgiving is next week, I'm only going to give you one guess as to what I'm planning on using this bread for. Tune in tomorrow to see. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll crawl on your belly like a reptile. (Well, maybe you'll laugh.)

Harvest Grains Stuffing Loaf (adapted from King Arthur)

1 3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup Harvest Grains Blend
3 TBSP olive oil
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milled flax
1/4 cup potato flour
1/4 cup dry milk powder
2 TBSP vital wheat gluten
2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 1/2 tsp salt

Combine boiling water with the Harvest Grains Blend. Allow mixture to cool to no hotter than 110 degrees. Add the olive oil.

In bowl of stand mixer, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Add the cooled Harvest Grains mixture. Mix well. Attach dough hook and knead dough for 6-8 minutes, adding additional water or flour to make a smooth, pliable dough. Spray large bowl with cooking spray. Transfer dough to bowl and roll dough around to coat with cooking spray. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to ferment until double in size, about one hour.

Spray 9X5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Punch dough down and shape into a loaf. Place loaf in prepared pan and cover loosely with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise until dough has crested about one inch over the rim of the pan, 45 minutes to one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place loaf in oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until internal temperature registers 190 degrees. Remove from oven and immediately transfer loaf from pan to cooling rack. Brush with melted butter if desired. (I desired.)

16 comments:

Julie said...

Your breads always look so beautiful and delicous. Healthy, too.

Pam said...

Congrats on actually participating in National Bread Day. I've managed once in 3 years of blogging!

briarrose said...

Beautiful bread and it looks delicious.

June said...

Ohhh ya! I picture this slathered in mayo and topped with cold turkey and cranberries too. Beautiful Mags!

stephchows said...

darn it I totally missed it!! mmmm I need to bake a loaf of bread... but then I'll eat the whole darn loaf... darn you bread

Mary said...

Oh my! That is some mighty beautiful looking bread!!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Frieda said...

Hmmm...let me see...stuffing, perhaps? I'm sure it'll be a wonderful addition! Happy Bread Day!

Lyndsey said...

I am always impressed with you bread! This one looks fantastic!

The Mom Chef said...

It just hit me that I have no idea where those two little packets of oatmeal are that I got in the mail. They'd be great in this bread. Now I've just got to find the little guys. Hmmmm.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Stunning! Love all of your bread posts... It's a perfect time of year to bake bread, isn't it? Just lovely!

Design Wine and Dine said...

I think I know but I will be back to see for sure! Looks amazing!!! I feel like I can smell it!

Barbara said...

Super idea...a stuffing bread! I love it. Your breads are always terrific! I don't make much bread now that family is gone....

Moogie said...

You amaze me with your bread baking skills. Great job!

Magic of Spice said...

Wow, what a unique loaf of bread...
Looks fantastic :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

This bread looks wonderful- I'm on pins and needles wondering what you might be making with this lovely loaf. ;)

ATasteOfMadness said...

I never knew there was a national bread day. This looks great. With this recipe, every day might be national bread day in my house