The classic is the best, but I just got my latest issue of Sift magazine (by King Arthur Flour) and in it was an article on "changing up" the grilled cheese with new fillings and new breads. The bread that caught my eye was Apple-Oatmeal; I think because I love pairing apple with cheese just like my grandfather did with pie:-D It's, as my granddaughter Emmie would say, "Super Easy!" All the ingredients are combined in one bowl and mixed, then placed in a greased bowl to rise for until doubled, about 1 hour, shaped, rise again, and then baked for 30 minutes. My kitchen smelled heavenly with aromas of cinnamon and apples and as the description said..."it's the perfect autumn loaf."
2 tsp. instant or active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1 T vegetable oil
2 T firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, divided
1 cup coarsely chopped apple (I peeled the apple)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 large egg, beaten (to brush on the top)
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and 1 cup of flour. Beat vigorously for 2 minutes. Gradually add the remaining 1 cup of flour, 1/3 at a time until the dough comes together.
Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a large bowl, brushed with melted butter and cover with plastic wrap.