Muesli California Raisin Bread

Nutritious muesli is folded into this bread for an extra crunch.
  • Yields 5 loaves
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 slice

    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 pounds 5 ounces bread flour
    • 1 1/2 ounce dry active yeast
    • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
    • 6 cups cold water
    • 1 2/3 tablespoons salt
    • 3 3/4 cups California golden raisins, plumped and drained
    • 3/4 cup (3 1/2 ounces) pine nuts, lightly roasted
    • 1 cup hazelnuts, chopped and roasted
    • 1 pound mixed whole grain cereal, e.g. muesli or granola

    PROCEDURE

    Combine flour, yeast, rolled oats, water, and salt in mixer bowl; mix well. Turn onto floured board and knead to smooth, elastic dough. Reserve 8 to 10 ounces of this dough for decoration. Then, add raisins and nuts to remaining dough during last 2 minutes of kneading. Roll out reserved dough to about 1 inch thick and keep in refrigerator.

    To shape, allow remaining dough to stand about 40 minutes. Divide into 5 pieces of 1 pound each and 60 pieces of 1 ounce each. Shape into rounds and let rest 30 minutes. Punch down and reshape again in rounds. Repeat; then roll out flat. Moisten top of large rounds and dip in cereal; place on baking tray. Shape small pieces round and attach 10 pieces on each loaf. Dust small pieces with bread flour. Cut grape leaf shapes from reserved plain dough and arrange on top of loaf. Proof about 40 minutes at 100ºF and 70% humidity. When almost doubled, eggwash the leaf and bake in oven with steam at 410ºF for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375ºF and bake 15 minutes more. Loaves will sound hollow when done. Remove to wire rack and cool.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 180 (18% from fat); Total Fat 3g (sat 0g, mono 1g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 33g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 9g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 200mg; Calcium 17mg; Potassium 128mg

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