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Sweet Vanilla Bread with Granola

shopkins1994's picture

Sweet Vanilla Bread with Granola

Hi Everyone,

     I decided to make sweet vanilla bread with granola topping. Here's the results!

squarehead's picture

Looks delicious,  Mind sharing the recipe with everyone?


isand66's picture

Looks great.  What does the crumb look like and what did it taste like?

shopkins1994's picture

Hi Everyone. The loaf was great. It was such a great and interesting taste. It was sweet with vanilla and it went well with the fermented taste of the yeast. It was definitely a great and unique combination. The crumb was slightly chewing and fluffy and the crust was soft with a crunch of granola. Here's the recipe:

500 Grams of all-purpose flour

360 grams of 90 degree water

10 grams sea salt

1/4 tsp INSTANT yeast

1 Tablespoon of vanilla

75 grams of sugar

1/4 cup of vanilla granola (found in your cereal isle at the store)

Mix flour, water, sugar, vanilla in a bowl and let rest for 30 minutes. 

Mix in salt and yeast. This dough requires two folds. The first at 10 minutes after the final mixing, and 30 minutes after that. Let rise until triple, about 5 hours. After the 5 hours has passed, remove dough from bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Grab each corner and fold onto bread making a ball. Flip ball over onto a non-floured surface and using your pinkies and hands drag ball to make a medium tight ball. Lightly flour a 8"-9" banneton and sprinkle the 1/4 cup of granola on the bottom. Place the ball seam side DOWN in the bowl (placing seam side down will allow natural fissures to form). Let rise an hour. After an hour, place dough into a dutch oven that has NOT been preheated and cover and place into a 400 degree oven for 60 minutes. Do not score bread. After 60 minutes remove the top of the dutch oven and let cook for an additional 5 minutes, watching to make sure the granola does not burn.