Bran Bubble Loaf Recipe # 665

Yield: 1 Loaf OR 18 Rolls
Bake Time: 35 to 40 minutes

This recipe has earned the goodfibes™ seal indicating it is a good source of fiber. The maple-flavored syrup drizzled on when removed from the oven culminates a baking activity the entire family can enjoy.
1 cup 100% bran cereal
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter OR margarine, divided
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup pitted dates (finely snipped) OR chopped dates
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup

Mix bran cereal, water, and 1/4 cup butter; cool until very warm (120° to 130°F).  In large bowl mix 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt; stir-in very warm bran mixture.  Mix in eggs, dates and enough additional flour to make a soft dough.  On lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.  Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 20 equal pieces; shape into balls.  Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter; dip balls into melted butter.  Place 10 balls in a greased 9 X 5-inch loaf pan; sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped nuts.  Repeat layer.  Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until done.  To prevent over-browning, loosely cover with aluminum foil during the last 10 minutes of baking.  Remove from oven; slowly drizzle syrup over loaf.  Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Prepare dough as above; divide into 18 pieces.  Roll dough pieces into 6-inch ropes; coil ropes and place in 18 greased 2-1/2 inch muffin-pan cups.  Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter; brush over rolls.  Sprinkle rolls with nuts; press-in lightly.  Cover; let rise as directed above.  Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes or until done.  Drizzle rolls with syrup and cool as above.

Nutritional Information: Serving Size:  2 ounce slice
Calories 190; Total fat 7g; Saturated fat 3g; Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 140mg; Carbohydrates 27g; Dietary Fiber 2g (0.9g/oz); Sugars 10g; Protein 4g





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