Create A Shape Oatmeal Bread

Easy to shape, bake and eat, this bread makes a great edible craft! Let the kids pick their shapes and enjoy the fun.


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

16 shapes

Prep Time

30 minutes

Rise Time

35 to 45 minutes

Bake Time

15 to 20 minutes

Ingredients


  • Dough
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick OR old fashioned oats
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Topping (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions


Combine 1 cup flour, oats, undissolved yeast, and salt in large mixer bowl. Heat water, honey, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Form into desired shapes** such as letters, numbers, or X's and O's that can be used as Tic-Tac-Toe game pieces. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 35 to 45 minutes.

If desired, brush dough shapes with melted butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over tops.

Bake at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

**To create a variety of shapes, follow directions below:

Pretzels: Roll dough pieces to 16-inch ropes; curve each to form a circle, crossing ends over at top. Twist ends once; pull crossed ends over bottom of circle.

Twists: Roll dough pieces to 12-inch ropes; fold each in half and twist 4 to 5 times. Pinch ends to seal.

Knots: Roll dough pieces to 10-inch ropes; tie each loosely in center to form a knot.

Holiday Shapes: Form ropes into hearts, shamrocks, pumpkins, bells and candy canes, as desired.