Vegan Maple Molasses Oatmeal Boule

I think that name alone is enough to get my mouth watering.  I love this bread, slightly sweet and very delicious.  Wednesdays are crazy busy days for us, so I always put soup to cook in the crockpot all day while we are working and of course with a good soup you need a good bread.  I had been stopping by Whole Foods on my way home to pick up a boule there and then thought, why don’t I just make my own.  So I found this recipe like I said, I LOVE it.

maple molasses oatmeal boule
makes 2 boules
you will need:
  • 5 tsp dry active yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup multi grain oats – finely ground
  • 5 – 6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp canola oil for greasing the bowl
  • in a large mixing bowl add yeast and warm water. allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast begins to bubble
  • add to the yeast mixture maple syrup, molasses & salt- stir until well combined
  • with a wooden spoon stir in ground oats and 4 cups of flour – do not over mix/mix with a hard hand. dough will be very tacky/moist
  • on a well floured surface turn dough out, knead in remaining flour 1/2 cup or so at a time using enough to keep the dough from sticking to your hands and work surface.
  • knead dough until smooth and elasticity – about 8-10 minutes
  • in a well oiled bowl place dough, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm spot until double in size – approximately 1 -1 1/2 hours
  • once double in size – lightly punch down dough and turn onto a very lightly floured work surface – divide dough into 2 equal portions
  • shape dough into (2)round loaves – place dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet, cover and let rise until double in size – about 40 minutes
  • preheat oven to 425* – place a cookie sheet on the lowest rack
  • once the bread has completed its second rise and the oven is preheated – dust each loaf with flour – using a serrated knife slice 3 lines into the top of each round
  • bake the bread on the middle rack of the oven – pour 1 cup of hot water into the second baking sheet that was placed in the oven during preheating (this will create steam so be careful)
  • bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until the crust is brown and when the bottom of the loaf is tapped it sounds hollow
  • remove bread and allow to cool for about 10 minutes prior to enjoying!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: