Saturday, September 28, 2013

Multigrain Buns

When the weather gets cooler, I love to fill the house with the fragrance of freshly baked bread.
We've been using whole grain bread for most of our meals, so I wanted to find a multigrain recipe.  I found a few and then came up with my game plan.  This recipe requires a little time, but I did like the results.


1 1/4 cups  Seven Grain Hot Cereal Mix (ensure you find Hot cereal mix - I used Bob's Red Mill, found in the health food section our our grocery store)
2 1/2 cups boiling water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup honey
4 tablespoons melted butter and cooled
1 package dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, optional
1/2 cup quick oats

Place cereal mix in a bowl and mix in the 2 1/2 cups boiling water.  Let stand, stirring occasionally until  the mixture cools to approximately 100 degrees, this will take 30 - 60 minutes.  While this is cooling add all the flour to a single bowl and whisk together.

Once grain mixture has cooled, add honey butter, salt, and yeast and stir until mixed.   Add flour mixture a cup at a time until it becomes too hard to stir.  Once the dough is still sticky, but hard to stir, add the sunflower seeds if you are opting to include them (I did).  Flour  your counter and then  knead the dough until smooth...about 5 - 10 minutes.  For those of you who prefer not to do the kneading, a food process with dough hooks can also be used.

Once the dough has been kneaded, place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Allow to rise for 60 - 90 minutes.

Once dough has risen,  punch down and then roll into roll size balls.  Roll each ball in the oats and place on  a grease baking sheet.  Let rise until doubled (30- 45 minutes).

Heat oven to 375 degrees, bake for 22 minutes or until buns start to turn brown.  Enjoy!
Ingredients for buns
Boiling water added to the cereal mix (note the placemats under the bowl

Whisking the all purpose and whole wheat flour together
Cereal absorbs the water

Checking the cereal temperature...not quite ready yet

Adding flour mixture

Adding the sunflower seeds and kneading

Dough ready to rise

I poured the oatmeal on the counter so that it was easy to roll the rolls in

Buns ready to rise

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