This is one of the best bread recipes I’ve ever tried.
No kidding. It’s awesome.
I found this recipe for oatmeal bread in the latest Penzey’s Spices catalog. Since I’ve been in a bread-making and baking mode, I thought it was worth a shot.
My kids (and man) all gave it a unanimous thumbs-up at dinnertime the other night.
Really, is there anything better than walking into a house that smells like homemade bread?
I think not.
Since this was such a hit with my crowd, I thought I’d pass along the recipe.
1 cup regular oats
2 cups boiling water
2 TB yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup honey
2 TB canola oil
2 cups wheat flour
2 cups white flour
Put oats in a bowl and add the boiling water. Let these sit for @30 minutes. In a different bowl, combine the yeast with the warm water and let sit until it gets bubbly. Add the yeast mixture to the oats and stir. Add in the cinnamon, salt, honey, and oil and mix well. Gradually add in the wheat and white flour. (You may need to add a little more white flour to get the consistency you prefer.) Knead for at least 5 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise in a warm location for 2 hours. Punch down and shape into 2 loaves. Cover these and allow to rise for another 30-40 minutes. They may have more of a bumpy/rustic look to the top, but this is as it should be. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F. Remove from oven and let cool.