Recipe swap with Amira!

Mar 13, 2012

Today I'm turning the reins over to one of my favorite bloggers around:
Amira @ Shades of Gray
We swapped some of our favorite recipes and I can't wait to share hers with y'all!
We. Love. Carbs.
. . . strap on your bibs, because you WILL drool.

One of my husband's nicknames around our house is Marty Stewart.
He's very handy and crafty and enjoys cooking and baking.
When he has a sweet tooth, he whips up chocolate chip walnut cookies from scratch, while I would probably stuff my face with oreos because I'm too lazy to bake.

 Lately, he's been on a bread baking binge and there will never be complaints from me. 
Anyone encouraging me to eat carbs will never be met with resistance.

So here it is guys:

Marty Stewart's Honey Bread
You'll need:
2 cups boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
4 cups bread flour

Step 1. In large mixing bowl, combine boiling water, oats, 1/2

cup honey, butter and salt. Let stand for one hour.

mixed together
Step 2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. 

(I leave the kitchen for ONE minute and miss a
picture of step two. Easy enough though, right?)

Step 3. Pour the yeast mixture into the oat mixture. Add 2
cups of flour; mix well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a
time, beating well after each addition.

*If you don't have the stand mixer, then take the dough out of
the bowl at this time, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and
knead until smooth and elastic (about 20 minutes). If you do have a
stand mixer, then we just let the kneading hook do the work for us for
20 minutes.

Step 5. While your dough is kneading, lightly coat a bowl with
olive oil.

Step 6. When your gorgeous stand mixer has finished it's job,
use a spatula to scrape dough off of the kneading hook.

Step 7. Place the dough in the oiled bowl and turn to

Step 8. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place
until doubled in volume (about 1 hour).
Hubby had barely warmed the oven before we put the bowl in
(seriously, maybe 1 minute)
Step 9. Deflate the dough by pushing on it and turn it out
onto a lightly floured surface.

Step 10. Divide the dough into six equal pieces

Step 11. Using three of the pieces, braid the bread 
(yes, braid it)

Step 12. With butter grease two 9x5 loaf pans and then
sprinkle with flour

Step 13. Place one braid in each loaf pan

Step 14. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the
top is golden brown. Brush the tops of the loaves with honey and
sprinkle with oats.
Step 15. Enjoy! 
We like ours with honey butter (and I sprinkle
a smidge of cinnamon on mine)

From Marty's kitchen to yours, bon appetit!


Go visit Amira's blog today to see my recipe for Mancakes and ghere to see her mancake session from this weekend!
(Her pics are way cooler than mine, see?)


Devin said...

Yum! What a great recipe!

Andrea D said...

Hey! Thanks for your comment and for joining my little blog :)
That's so funny you checked it out because of our blog name...I wanted to pug SO bad growing up (but we already had 4 rowdy outside dogs). My husband and I adopted our puggle 3 years ago and we think he's the best thing ever.

Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

P.S. Good thing my hubs didn't see this recipe or I'm SURE I'd be making bread for dinner. I'll have to put this yummy looking recipe in my arsenal for later.

lori said...

ohhh my gosh, this looks SO good. i will have to try it sometime!!

Unknown said...

Okay. your button is up and running on my blog! Thanks so much for putting mine up on yours! xoxo

Courtney B said...

YUM! I am definitely drooling!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, must be so delicious - both recipes ! ^^

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes,
have a great day!

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Kasey Lynne said...

Umm you can come over ANYTIME as long as you have that bread in your hands ;-)

Unknown said...

I have this cooking right braids did not come out as nice as yours lol

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