Saturday, July 30, 2011

Honey Oat Wheat Bread


This is one of the yummiest homemade wheat breads I have had!! It is not totally heavy, it is spongy almost. And sweet and healthy on top of it. And no odd ingredients. My husband liked this so much that he said he wouldn't eat out anymore if I would just make him a peanut butter honey sandwich on this bread for work every day. Done and done!! Perfect for Sunday. Perfect for soup. Perfect for snack!
This recipe is courtesy of The Food Nanny. She is an adorable woman whose mission it is to save dinnertime and family's dinner together. She has a great plan. You can check it out here.




1tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
2 1/4cup Warm Water (105-115 degrees)
3tablespoon Canola Oil
3tablespoon Honey
1large Egg
5tablespoons Rolled Oats
3cup Whole Wheat Flour
2teaspoon Salt
3cup All-Purpose Flour
Directions
Generously grease two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans and set aside. Note: My favorite loaf pans for bread baking are glass. Your bread will brown beautifully and look even better than what you can buy in a bakery! Combine the yeast and water in a small bowl. Cover and let stand about 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer, mix the oil, honey, egg, oats, whole wheat flour, and salt. Add the yeast mixture. By hand or with the dough hook of the mixer, mix the dough to a spongelike consistency, about 2 minutes. Cover and let rest for 20 minutes or until you begin to see little bubbles appear and the sponge is almost doubled. Gradually add 21/2 cups of the all-purpose flour. Knead in the mixer for 5 minutes or by hand on a floured surface. Add more flour a little at a time only as necessary to make a moderately soft dough. (Put some canola oil on your hands if needed to make the dough easier to handle.) Return the dough to the bowl, greased, and cover with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Let the dough rise until doubled in bulk, 30 to 45 minutes. Punch down and knead briefly to remove air bubbles. Divide the dough in half. Shape two loaves. Place the loaves in the prepared pans top side down to coat the dough with oil, then turn back upright. Top with a light sprinkling of oats. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until a finger mark remains when a corner of the dough is poked, 45 to 60 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes. For a soft crust, immediately remove the loaves from the pans and place on kitchen towels to cool. For a crustier crust, place the loaves on wire racks to cool. Brought to you by BYUTV The Food Nanny



2 comments:

Marie Photographie said...

Wow, that looks so so delicious!

Laura@livingabigstory said...

One of my 40 by 40 goals is to make homemade bread by hand (I've done it with a mixer and bread machine) -- I'll have to try this recipe.

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