Four Grain Cornbread

Submitted by: DeniseC, Originally posted to the Veg-Recipes list by Pat H.

Recipe By     :Vegetarian Times 1998
Serving Size  : 12  

    1/2           cup  millet
    3/4           cup  hot tap water
1            package  dry yeast
    1/2      teaspoon  honey [or maple syrup] (optional)
1 1/3           cups  warm water
    1/2           cup  corn flour
1                cup  whole-wheat bread flour
1 1/2           cups  unbleached white flour
2          teaspoons  salt
3        tablespoons  rolled oats

Place millet in a small bowl; cover with 3/4 cup hot tap water. Set aside until millet softens and absorbs water, about 15 minutes. In a separate small bowl or cup, dissolve yeast and honey (if desired) in 1 1/3 cups warm water; set aside until foamy. 

In a large bowl, combine flours and salt. Add yeast mixture; knead until mixture is incorporated, about 2 minutes. Drain millet and add to dough.  Knead about 10 minutes, until millet is evenly incorporated. (Dough will be somewhat sticky).

Lightly oil a large bowl. Place dough in bowl; immediately turn dough over so that oiled side is up. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled in bulk, 2 to 3 hours.

Punch down dough; shape into a round loaf. Place loaf on a floured peel or baking sheet. Sprinkle oats on top, pressing down lightly to stick to dough. Let rise until almost doubled in hulk, about 1 hour.

Place bread-baking tiles or baking sheet into oven; preheat to 450F. Slash top of loaf decoratively and slide onto heated tiles or baking sheet. Bake until top is well browned and bread sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 30 to 45 minutes.
Per Serving: 150 Calories; 5g Protein; 1g Fat; 30g Carbohydrates; 0mg
Cholesterol; 389mg Sodium; 3g Fiber.

"Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: From the Hearth"

"1 loaf"

 NOTES : Cornbread is usually a quick bread, but this yeasted version is flavorful and worth the rising time.
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