fresh bread

The smell of fresh-baked bread is a happy thought, and a bite of a slice spread with butter is even better.

A saying:

Rye bread will do you good,
Barley bread will do you no harm,
Wheaten bread will sweeten your blood,
Oaten bread will strengthen your arm.

Fresh Baked Oat Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Flour
  • ¾ cups Oats instant or old fashioned
  • 2¼ teaspoons Instant yeast
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup Warm water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons honey warmed slightly
  • 2 Tablespoons Old Fashioned Oats

Instructions

  • In your Kitchen Aid, Bosch or in a large mixing bowl combine the Oats, Flour, Yeast and Salt.
  • Heat your milk and butter until melted. Allow to cool until warm. Then stir in the honey and water.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture until it comes together to form a dough. Knead by hand or with a dough hook on your mixer for 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place your dough in a oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until double in size (45 to 60 minutes).
  • Shape into loaf and place it into a 9x5 loaf pan. Cover with a towel and allow to double.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add an empty pot or pan to the lower rack to heat up. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and add to pan.
  • When your loaf is raised to double the size, heat up your honey and spread a layer over the top. Sprinkle with topping of oats.
  • Bake in oven for 40-50 minutes until the bread is a nice dark golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and cool completely before eating.

Freshly baked Honey oat bread sounds like a perfect weekend treat. Recipe from Karrie.

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