|Red River Bread, made with whole wheat flour|
Unfortunately, Red River Cereal isn't sold anywhere in my area, but Greg brought back several boxes for me the last time he was in Minnesota. Because it's one of my standard breakfasts especially after running when the weather is cold, I searched for an online vendor with whom I could partner not only for my own purpose, but also for the Carolina Sauce Company to be able to offer the cereal to our customers. I'm happy to announce that I was successful and you can now buy Red River Cereal online, along with other genuine Canadian products, via our new affiliate partner Canadian Favourites!
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The recipe below makes two or three loaves, and the bread freezes well if you let it cool completely and then double-wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight freezer bag (squeeze out all the air before zipping the bag). I got the recipe from Greg's Mom, who got it from a friend in Canada.
1 1/2 cups cooked Red River Cereal*, cooled to room temperature (cook according to package instructions)
1 1/4 Tbs yeast
|Cooked Red River Cereal|
1 1/4 Tbs sugar
1/4 cup lard**
1/4 cup molasses*** (I use blackstrap)
1/4 Tbs salt
1 1/2 cup hot water (not boiling)
5-6 cups flour (all-purpose or whole wheat both work fine)
*Don't use the "Ready to Eat" or microwave version -- you need to use the original stove-top Red River Cereal
**I've also used half lard and half butter. If you're vegetarian, you can substitute vegetable shortening
***I've also used half molasses and half real maple syrup (not "pancake syrup" - use the real deal!)
|After the first rise|
|Before the 2nd rise|
|After 2nd rise, before baking|
Remove from oven and cool loaves on racks -- if baked in pans, allow loaves to rest in the pans a few minutes before attempting to remove from pans to place on cooling racks.
|Cooling the loaves|
PS: You can probably use other whole-grain wheat, rye & flax cereals instead of Red River brand -- if you do, please tell us what you used and how the bread turned out (just leave a comment below).