Apr 27, 2011

In Love With Oatmeal

Good morning!

Rise and shine everyone...I know the weather calls for a longer sleeping time but don't entertain that notion please. You feel better if you get up now and do something. Then go eat some breakfast. Breakfast is a very important meal that you should not skip. Ever. Provides you with energy to go about your daily activities before lunch time. And of course there'll be the 10 am snack-time. Which I love... That's when we get to eat...ermm, snacks! >_<

You might or might not recognized the picture above. If you can tell, well done! But if not, let me explain. Yesterday, I've made pineapple lime jam to go with oatmeal toasting buns. It was very delicious even those who are not favoring pineapple jam love it! 

The oatmeal buns were soft and chewy with tops a bit crunchy just out-of-oven. I adapted the recipe from baked donuts that my family love so much. If you want to avoid the greasy donuts, this baked version is to go to. You won't be disappointed. Back to the oatmeal buns, it was delicious on its own. But halved and toasted was even better! As promised, here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Toasting Buns
Makes a lot!
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 packet of instant yeast (11g)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn oil 
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal (grind rolled oats in food processor, then measure one cup)
  1. Combine warm water + sugar + yeast in a bowl. Let stand for 5-10 minutes till the yeast becomes foamy
  2. Add in corn oil and salt. Stir. Add all of the flour and oatmeal. Mix with a wooden spoon until it comes together. Sprinkle some flour on your kneading board, then start to knead the dough until it becomes pliant and soft about 10-20 minutes
  3. Grease the bowl, put the dough back in and coat with oil. Cover and let rise until double, 45 minutes to 1 hour
  4. Preheat your oven at 200 C
  5. Punch down the dough, let rest for 5 minutes. Then you can start making the buns. Pinch a chunk of the dough about size of golf ball. Roll it on your palm to ball it up. Arrange the buns on greased pan 2 inches apart for space to grow. Let rise until double, half an hour
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until tops are golden brown. Remove from tray into bread baskets to serve with butter and jam!

Yummy bites!

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