Monday, 13 August 2012

Nova Scotia Canadian Oatmeal Rolls

I know you must be wondering two posts in a day, I am not surprised, because last post was completely ready to post on the festival day, but missed posting it and it just carried on.. :), so decided to post it today morning, and this post is definitely will be posted today, as you all know today is SRC time :). The Secret Recipe Club is my Favourite time...

Every month I usually forget the dates and days for the posting of the events I participate, but with SRC I usually never forget the date, but most of the time I take a last minute decision to make the recipe, as I keep going through the blog whole month wondering what shall I make, but keep going through the blog, I think I usually get stuck to the recipe on the first round I look at a recipe and end up making it.
This month suzanne, My host has assigned me to Belcher town bites, of German mama, This is a blog from A to Z means Arepas to zwetschgen, totally wondering now right ?, I think she has baked and cooked from A to Z from every place on the Globe. If you want to find a recipe from some country just look into her blog you will find it, I couldn't really go through the whole blog, too many recipes to choose from, I first thought making some salad she has some 35 different salads!!, then wanted to try Turkish bread, but when I was googling, I was wondering about the toppings and the way it is made so the next one I kept going to was these Canadian Oatmeal rolls, the Maple syrup and oat meal attracted me to that recipe. She has wonderful blog with some amazing names and different recipes from nook and corner of the world.
Let's get back to the recipe then, I was browsing through google and was wondering what was so different about the oatmeal rolls, I have always baked oatmeal in my recipes but this was a little different.  I found out that they have used Eggs in one website, I found this recipe made with molasses I adapted some things from this recipe but left out molasses. I wanted to stick to the basic recipe from her blog but made with minor changes from her blog and made these rolls, they were delicious and turned out very well.
I really don't know how exactly the rolls are made, I wouldn't say that this is the authentic recipe, if any of you know the exact recipe do pass it on to me..
Here is how I made them...

Recipe adapted from Belcher town bites with minimal changes
Cuisine: Canada
Preparation: 20 minutes
Total time Pre-Baking: 5 hours
Baking time : 20 -25 minutes

1/4 Cup / 60 ml Milk
1 Cup / 100 gms Old fashioned Oats
1 Cup boiling water
1/4 cup / 60ml Maple syrup
2 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2 tsp salt
1 and 3/4th tsp Active dried yeast*
325 gms whole wheat Bread flour
1/4 Cup/  Wheat Germ (optional)**
50 gms/ 1/4 cup Cranberries
1/4 cup Orange Juice

* I had my last bit of yeast 1 and 3/4th tsp so I just used what I had so I had to change the recipe accordingly.
** I saw this added in one of the recipe links I found so just adapted it to make it healthier, so it is totally optional, you can substitute whole wheat flour or All purpose flour of 350 grms.

In a little bowl take cranberries, soak them in orange juice.
In a bowl take old fashioned oats, salt and  Maple syrup.
Pour boiling water over this oats  mix well and leave it for some time until it cools down. once you know it is nearly cooling down.
In a large bowl take yeast and 2tbsp of warm water leave it for 5 minutes.
Once you bubbles forming up and this makes you sure your yeast is active, add Oil and the Oatmeal mixture to it with wheat germ and whole wheat bread flour.
Combine them all well together use water if needed I did not use any extra water, knead the dough for 10 minutes, the dough might be a bit sticky, keep kneading just dipping your hand in the flour now and then the dough becomes soft and nice.
Drain the cranberries from the juice spread the dough, add the cranberries to it, mix well into it.
Oil the bowl and the dough Keep it in a warm place for at least 1 and 1/2 hour or until the dough doubles in size.
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 3 / 170degree
Punch the dough once it is doubled, make 9 balls out of it, In a baking sheet sprinkle some flour and keep these on it, press them a bit.
Leave these rolls for an other 1/2 an hour or so or until you see that the rolls are rising again.
Sprinkle some oats on it and brush it with milk or either way.
Increase the Oven to Gas Mark 4, place the baking tray and bake for total 20 minutes.
After 10 minutes turn the tray for equal baking and reduce the temperature to Gas Mark 3 and bake for an other 10 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven and place it on a cooling rack, after 5 minutes remove them from the tray and place them on the cooling rack, Just to ensure the base of the rolls don't get soggy because of the heat from the tray.
leave them to cool, slice them or top them with maple syrup and enjoy these delicious rolls.

Check out all SRC members from my group who enjoyed baking and cooking like me ... I am so looking forward like you all to see what they have been doing.... Enjoy...

Sending this to
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Love Lock series  - Bread of Divya's culinary journey started by Vidya
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{*Linking to Bake Fest hosted by FOODOMANIA*} started by Vardhini
and it is Yeast Spotted !!!


  1. Hi Jayasri,
    Your Nova Scotia Oatmeal Rolls would just be perfect for my afternoon tea. A great choice for the SRC, hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen
    Group B SRC

  2. Good choice for SRC. I really liked these rolls.

  3. delicious rolls. new to me.. will try sometime..

  4. Kudos to your baking zeal in trying such recipes. They look very delicious.

  5. Delicious Recipe Love all kind of healthy rolls.

  6. These oatmeal rolls look wonderful! I love the cranberries in them!

  7. Surprise! Tag - I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Click on the link for info and don't forget to pay it forward :). Keep up the great work!

  8. Oatmeal rolls looks fabulous, perfect bake Jayashri :)
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  9. this looks mouthwatering. nice one

  10. Sooooooooooo beautiful :) :) Very tempting and cute clicks :) Am new to your space and glad to know you through baking partners..Do visit my blog drop any comments and awaiting to hear from u.. Happy to follow you and liked ur FB page..Do follow me back dear :)

  11. The rolls look excellent - I'm guessing that the "Canadian" touch is the maple syrup? Very nice.


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