Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oatmeal Knots

Recipe adapted from "Cooking Light"
1 cup regular oats
1/2 cup honey
2 T. butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups boiling water
2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
3 cups whole wheat flour
11/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
cooking spray
1 tsp. water
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 T. regular oats
1 T. poppy seeds
1 T. sesame seeds
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and adds 2 cups of boiling water, stirring until well blended. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add yeast mixture to oats mixture; stir well. Stir in flaxseed meal.
  3. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with knife. Gradually add whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour to oats mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic(about 8 minutes); add enough of remaining all-purpose flour, 1 T. at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).
  4. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place fro about 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Divide dough in half; cut each half into 12 equal portions. Working with one portion at a time, shape each portion into an 8-inch rope. Tie each rope into a knot; tuck top end of rope under bottom edge of roll. Place rolls on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cover with a plastic wrap coated with cooking spray; let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 400.
  7. Combine 1 tsp water with egg in a small bowl; brush egg mixture over rolls. Combine 1 T. oats poppy seeds and sesame seeds; sprinkle over rolls. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire racks. Yield; 24 servings.

The Verdict: You have to eat these straight out of the oven. They are FABULOUS. I'm always looking for ways to get more omega 3's in our diet and this does it in a discreet way. I will start making these for every dinner party oer special dinner, they were too good. I did half this recipe because we didn't need 24 today, and they still turned out perfect.


Joelen said...

I love the use of oatmeal in this! What a great recipe!