My older daughter has been begging me ever since I made the Pear/Apple Butter if I will make my Homemade Oatmeal Bread to go with it. This recipe is one of my favorites. It is moist and textured. Just the smell of this cooking in my oven makes my mouth water. You will NOT be disappointed!
I will write out the recipe and give you pictures at the end.
Homemade Oatmeal Bread
by Gina Hardy
2 Tbsp dry yeast
1/2c warm water
Sprinkle of sugar
1 cube butter (½ cup)
4 tsp salt
1/2c brown sugar
4 c oats (either kind)
2 c boiling water
2 c cold water
3 c whole wheat flour
6 c white flour
In a separate bowl, put yeast, warm water, and a sprinkle of sugar; set aside. In mixing bowl, place honey, butter, salt brown sugar. oats, and boiling water. Mix until butter is melted. Add cold water. Add whole wheat flour and yeast now. Let mix for 10 min in mixer. Add white flour gradually, approximately 6 cups to clean sides of mixer. Flour surface of counter and give it a few good kneads. It will make about 3 large loafs. Grease pans, put dough into pans and let raise for 1 1/2 hours. Bake at 400 for just 5 minutes. Turn down oven to 350 and bake another 25 minutes.
I am thankful for my kitchen aid but I think I got the smaller version! The flour is always flying out of the bowl by the 6th scoop of flour! (pictures is "as is", no clean up before the shot!) I use the regular mixing paddle - not the dough hook.
Wait for yeast solution to get all bubbly, that's when you know it is ready.
Hire helpers to help with the kneading. (-: Actually, you only need to turn and knead a few times, just to get a smooth ball for putting in the pan.
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