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Bran Cereal Bread

A light, high rising yeast bread made with bran cereal.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 2/3 cup bran cereal
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Morton kosher
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup very warm water 120 to130 °F
  • 4 teaspoons full flavored molasses

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, combine 1 cup of flour,cereal, sugar, salt and dry yeast. Add butter.
  • Gradually add water and molasses to cereal mixture and beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Add another cup of flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough additional flour to make stiff dough. Switch to the mixer’s dough hook and knead for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spray an 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pan with cooking spray and line the bottom with a strip of parchment (optional).
  • Roll or just pat the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle, then roll it up into a cylinder. Set it in the pan and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until done. Remove from pans. Cool on wire rack.