Description

7 Grain Bread makes for the perfect sandwich with a scrumptious bakery-quality taste.

Ingredients

 

Instructions

  1. Place 7 Grain Cereal in a large bowl. Carefully pour boiling water over cereal, then let stand until mixture cools for approximately 20 minutes. *Until hot to the touch (not lukewarm, but not burning) 
  2. Dust yeast over 7 Grain Cereal. Add 1 cup flour, oil, brown sugar, and salt. Stir until smooth.
  3. Slowly mix in enough of the remaining flour to form a smooth, moist dough.
  4. Cover the bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove dough and place onto a floured surface.
  6. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. *Be sure to add more flour if it's sticky, knead about 5 minutes.
  7. Generously oil a large bowl with oil of your choice.
  8. Add dough to the bowl and flip over the ball of dough (oil side up).
  9. Cover the bowl and let rise in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size. This should take approximately 1 hour.
  10. When the dough has doubled in size, gently press down the dough.
  11. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  12. Oil one 9x5-inch pan or two 8x4-inch pans.
  13. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of 7 Grain Cereal into the bottom of the pan(s).
  14. For 8x4-inch loaves, divide dough ball into two equal-sized pieces. For 9x5-inch loaf, leave as one piece.
  15. For both, roll out into a rectangle - about 10x20-inches for a 9x5 loaf, or two 9x18-inch rectangles for two 8x4 loaves.
  16. Roll up jelly rolls style, starting with the shortest side, then pinch seams together.
  17. Place rolls seam side down into prepared loaf pan(s).
  18. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise until doubled in size. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
  19. Preheat oven to 425F.
  20. Brush the tops of loaves with water and sprinkle with 7 Grain Cereal.
  21. Bake until beautifully golden and crusty. This should take approximately 25-30 minutes for the 8x4-inch and 45 minutes for the 9x5-inch.
  22. Be sure to check in on your loaves after 15-20 minutes and cover loosely with aluminum foil if it's already browned to your liking.