Maple Dinner Recipes

Maple Oatmeal Bread

1 cup hot brewed coffee
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages (1/2 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
5-1/2 to 6 cups bread flour

In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cool to 110°-115°. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oat mixture, eggs and 2 cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaininig flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves.