Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Honey gOatmeal Bread

The original recipe I found called to make 2 loaves, but it always needed more flour and ended up making 2 incredibly tall oven busting loaves or 3 normal loaves. I altered the recipe to MY reality. Here is today's bread ready to go into the oven.

Honey gOatmeal Bread

6 ½ -7 1/2 cups all purpose flour (or Better for Bread flour)

1 ½ cup gOatmeal (quick or not) Add Image

2 tsp salt

2 packages active dry yeast

1 ½ cups water

½ cup honey

1/3 butter, margarine or butter flavored Crisco

2 eggs

1 Tbl water

1 egg white


Place 5 cups flour, oats, salt and yeast in bowl. (I have the Kitchen Aid Mixer so the directions will be as though everyone in the world has a bread mixing mixer).

Attatch dough hook to mixer

Combine water, honey and shortening in a bowl, heat in microwave till water is warm, about 90 seconds in my microwave(technically 120-130 degrees.) With mixer on a low speed, start mixing and add liquids to flour mixture. Add eggs and mix for about a minute.

Start adding remaining flour, ½ cup at a time (adding more as necessary to get desired texture) until dough cleans sides of bowl. Continue to knead dough for 7-10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover, let rise in warm place, about 1 hour.

Punch down. Shape into 3 loaves and place in greased bread pans. Cover and let rise about 1 hour again.

Combine water and egg white. Brush tops of loaves with mixture. Sprinkle with gOatmeal. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks

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