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Friday, October 19, 2007

Flour bag bread

Studying all day really makes you want to bake. Well, it makes me want to bake. I wanted to make a keylime pie today but I had been driving all morning long back and forth running errands that the last place I wanted to go was to the grocery store. So I opted for the 'Cheesy Italian Oatmeal Pan Bread' from the back of the pillsbury flour bag. I know, I know. How adventerous of me right? Hey, it sounded good and honestly, it tastes pretty darn good too. So I present to you:


2 C water
1 C rolled oats
3 tbs butter/margarine (I used earth balance)
4-5 C flour
1/4 C sugar
2 ts salt
1 T active dry yeast
1 large egg (I used 1/4 C eggbeaters)
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
Boil water, stir in rolled oats & butter. Cool to 100-110 degrees F. Combine 1 1/2 C flour, sugar, salt & yeast in a large bowl, blend well. Add rolled oats mixture & egg. Blend at low speed in mixer until moistenened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, sir in 1 3/4- 2 1/2 C flour & cheese to form stiff dough.
Knead in 1/2-3/4 C flour on floured surface, until dough smooth & elastic, 5 minutes. Shape dough into ball; cover with large bowl. Let rest 15 minutes. Punch down dough; press into greased pan (13 x 9 inches). Using sharp knife (I used a pizza cutter), cut diagonal lines 1 1/2 in apart, cutting completely through dough. Repeat in opposite direction creating diamond pattern. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place, 45 minutes.
Heat to 375 degrees F. Uncover dough, redefine diamond pattern by cutting in an up and down motion through to the bottom of pan with sharp knife. Brush top with melted butter, bake 15 minutes, rebrush with butter and sprinkle with topping (I used a different one than the one on the bag). I sprinkled parmesean cheese, dried basil and dried parsley. Bake for another 15 minutes. YUMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYY!


Emilie said...

I don't know-it sounds pretty good to me. I think you're on to something!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful looking bread! Yummy and comforting!



Cynthia said...

I often some pretty tasty recipes at the back of boxes and packages. My cheese batter bread is proof and so is your cheesey Italian oatmeal pan bread.

Munted kowhai said...

ooo looks yummy, this entry reminds me of one FRIENDS episode where monica loved phoebe's grandmothers recipe for some cookies and the whole episode was of her trying to decipher what were the ingredients but in the end found out they were a recipe from the back of nestle's chocolate1

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

emilie - thanks, sometimes I just don't want to think, and what I see is what i make. Do you ever get that way? You're always concocting something new!

Rosa - I still need to try your bread recipes. You're all look so yummy!

Cynthia - emm cheese batter bread. Anything with cheese is just plain good.

Tiff - that's classic. For some reason, I can't watch friends reruns anymore. It's weird.