Monday, March 19, 2012

Oatmeal Bread

It took me a few times to perfect this recipe and it was worth the trial and error!  I love this bread because it is good with just about anything and it can also stand alone with fresh butter and jam.  After it is done baking you can even pre slice it, freeze it and reheat later on down the road and it will still taste fresh out of the oven. Do yourself a favor and go make this, now.


2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup lukewarm water
3 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal (old fashioned style)
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar

1. Combine yeast, white sugar, water in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook and let sit about 5 minutes.
2. Heat milk and butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir and microwave 30 seconds more then set aside.
3. Add flour, oatmeal, salt, brown sugar to the bowl with the water and turn on the mixer.
4. Slowly add the milk mixture until all ingredients are combined and dough shape starts to form (about 5 minutes).
5. You can also take it out and kneed another few minutes by hand on a floured counter.
6. Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise at least 2 hours.
7. Place dough in a greased 10 inch bread pan and let rise again while oven preheats
8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  When dough is risen to your liking (I go about 30 minutes), place in the oven for about 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and internal temp is 190 degrees.
9. Remove from the oven and let cool in the bread pan for five minutes
10. Remove from the bread pan and let cool another 10 minutes before serving

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