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Butter toasted oat and honey loaf, Cozonac and cakes

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Kistida

Butter toasted oat and honey loaf, Cozonac and cakes

I did more cooking than baking these last 3 weeks. But I did manage to squeeze in some bakes. My husband said he likes oat and honey breads too (this is after telling me he liked the swirly soft loaves and crusty ones, flat ones..) So, I set out to make him something to taste test, so far I've made these loaves with and without discards; 5 loaves later, it's safe to say he likes this bread! I love the hint and smell of honey in this bread. Also, they keep me full! Baked at 160-180°C 45-50 minutes (I use a glass loaf pan).

   

In between these loaves, I managed to make a lightly sweetened Cozonac (also baked at 160-180°C 45-50 minutes) and steam-baked sponge cakes.

 
Adapted from: https://www.shelovesbiscotti.com/romanian-easter-christmas-bread-cozonac/ For the Cozonac filling: Over medium heat whisk together milk, sugar and walnuts. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens slightly. Add the *rest of the ingredients and continue stirring until it thickens to a sticky paste. 

*adjust espresso or cocoa powder to taste. 

 

Orange sponge on the left used a 2-egg recipe, was mixed a little bit too carelessly (white spots here in there due to unmixed egg whites) while the coffee one on the right, 3-egg recipe, rose beautifully as I was gently folding the mixtures. Both were steam baked in 6" round pans. 3-egg version is loftier (also gives more cake!) So happy these were soft and spongy! Baked at 160°C in a water bath for 50-60 minutes.

    
Steamed rice cakes for next week, when I find some ingredients in Ottawa. :) Happy weekend everyone.    

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isand66's picture
isand66

Very inventive bakes which sound like they taste fantastic.

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Kistida

They’re very fun bakes for me. I forgot to include the source of the Cozonac recipe. I included it in the post. 🙏🏻 

- Christi

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HeiHei29er

Very nice looking bakes, and I agree with your husband on oat and honey breads.  That one sounds and looks delicious!

The Cozonac is not a bread I've heard of before, but also sounds really good!

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Kistida

My husband is now eating both breads with molasses on the slices! I tried it this way yesterday and got kinda hooked! 🤣 

- Christi

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Benito

Christi very nice bakes, I particularly like the walnut swirl loaf.  thank you for sharing the ingredient lists for them.

Benny

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Kistida

I’ve included the source of that recipe (my apologies) and the steps I used to twist the dough. For more swirls, just roll the dough into larger pieces 😉 

- the original Cozonac from various sources use a ton of sugar. For health reasons, I prefer less sweetened bakes. Do use the site’s full recipe if you wish. 🙏🏻

- Christi