Dark Rye and Oat Bread

 

August has arrived and with it comes the promise of cooler days and nights.  If you’ve ever lived in Georgia, you know that August can be downright miserable.  With temps in the 90’s and the humidity at record breaking percentages, it’s not really my favorite place to be.  But, the kids have started back to school here and that means that cooler temperatures are right around the corner.  This is the time of year when I start dreaming of new soup and stew recipes I want to try.  Rustic breads which will transform into gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and all the many things I plan to do with apples this Fall.  We are certainly entering into my favorite time of year in North Georgia.  Because our featured Ankarsrum attachment this month is the Flake Mill, I wanted to go ahead and share a special bread recipe with you.  This is a bread that we served at my wedding a little over 18 years ago and it was a huge hit.  This Dark Rye and Oat Bread is the perfect yeast bread to usher in the cooler temps.

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The Perfect Dessert – For 2!

 

My daughter and I recently enjoyed a few days in New York City. As I took her around to all of my favorite spots, I realized just how many of my favorite romantic movies had been filmed there. From Sleepless in Seattle, Serendipity to my personal favorite, Kate & Leopold. I almost wish we had binge watched them before we left.

I thought it only fitting to share with you a super easy, yet romantic dessert. Perfect for sharing with your special someone this Valentine’s Day.

I used my Coffee Simple Syrup (be sure to subscribe to gain access to this bonus post) as my sweetener in the brownie as well as to sweeten and flavor my whipped cream. I also used the Grain & Spice Mill attachment to grind my oats into fresh oat flour. Normally I would say that the Grain Mill Attachment won’t grind grain fine enough for baking flour but oats are such a soft grain that on the finest setting, the flour produced is perfect for this recipe.

This gooey brownie topped with fresh strawberries and a coffee whipped cream will be the perfect dessert to share with someone special.

My tip for making these as an individual treat for kids:

Double the recipe and mix everything together in the double beater bowl with the single wire whips. Pour batter into 4 small tea or coffee cups. Microwave for about 1 minute each. Top as directed in the recipe below. 

 

Mocha Mug Brownie

Mocha Mug Brownie For Two

 

Yield: 1 Brownie Mug

Servings: 2

Prep, Bake and Assembly time: 20 minutes

 

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

3 Tbsp. mini chocolate chips

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream

4 Tbsp. coffee simple syrup

1/3 cup oat flour (3 1/2 Tbsp oats will produce the amount of flour needed for this recipe)

pinch of salt

 

Toppings:

1/2 cup sliced strawberries, sweetened to taste

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbsp. coffee simple syrup

 

line up of ingredients
line up of ingredients

 

Place coconut oil and chocolate chips into a large mug and microwave for 1 minute. Once melted, stir with a fork to combine and add the vanilla, egg, cream and coffee syrup.

Mocha Mug Brownie

Position the Ankarsrum base on its side and attach the Grain Mill Attachment. Click HERE to view a short instructional video.

Mocha Mug Brownie

Place mug under the attachment. Set coarseness setting to as fine as it will go. Pour oats into the hopper and turn the machine on. Turn speed up to about 3 o’clock. Flour will dispense right into the mug. Once all of the flour comes through, turn machine off and add a pinch of salt to the mug. Stir with a fork until completely combined. Place in the microwave and cook for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

While the brownie is cooking, remove the grain mill attachment and turn the Ankarsrum base right side up. Attach the Double Beater Bowl with the balloon whisks. Place heavy cream and coffee syrup into the mixing bowl. Turn the machine on, starting on the slowest speed and slowly increasing the speed to high. Watch carefully to make sure you do not overwhip the cream. Whip until a soft peak is formed.

Mocha Mug Brownie

Remove brownie from the microwave and top with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. May add additional chocolate chips or strawberries for garnish.

Mocha Mug Brownie

 

Ankarsrum Color Featured: Mineral White