Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heavenly Honey Oatmeal Bread

I got this recipe from my friend Rainey. I used half the recipe to make two loaves. I should have made all four loaves because we ate what we had way too fast!

2 cups quick cooking rolled oats

4 cups boiling water

2 packages yeast

1/2 cup warm water

2/3 cup honey

2 Tablespoons butter

1 Tablespoon salt

11 cups flour

Place oats in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, sprinkle the yeast over the ½ cup warm water in a small bowl. Stir to mix and let stand 5 minutes to dissolve. (If using quick rise or instant yeast, just stir dry yeast directly into the flour and add the ½ cup warm water to the oat mixture before mixing in the rest of the ingredients.)

Add the honey, butter, salt and yeast to the oats. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Stir in enough of the flour so the dough can be handled. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 2 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Knead until dough is elastic but still rather sticky, adding flour as needed. Don’t add too much at a time.

Place dough in a greased bowl and turn to grease the surface of the dough. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about an hour). Punch down dough and turn out onto lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into quarters. Shape each piece into a loaf. Place the loaves into greased bread tins. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes or so.

Bake in 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack. Makes four loaves.

1 comment:

  1. I made this when Nate was home. He doesn't like oatmeal at all, but he loved the bread. When he tasted it, he said, "So you decided not to make the oatmeal bread?" Thanks for the recipe!