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Cookin With Brook - Honey Oat Bread

 
Cookin With Brook - Honey Oat Bread

Is your mouth watering yet????

I'm always intimidated at the thought of making bread. Who has time? Who has the palms for it? Then I found this recipe on Pinterest and I will probably end up making this bread once a week. Seriously. Trust me. Once you smell it in your house, too...you may do the same.

Honey Oat Bread

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups oats (instant or old fashioned)
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons honey (warmed)
2 tablespoons oats

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, yeast, and salt.

In a two cup measuring cup, warm the milk so that it’s hot enough to melt the butter, but not boiling. Add the butter, stirring until melted, then stir in the water and honey.


Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, mixing with a dough hook until it just comes together to form a dough. Knead in the mixer, with the dough hook attachment, for 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.



Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise until doubled, about an hour.

Once doubled, place the dough on a clean, dry work surface. If the dough is too sticky, lightly flour the surface before continuing. With your fingers, flatten the dough into a 9 by 12-inch rectangle.

Tightly roll the dough, tucking the ends as needed, into a loaf. Place the shaped dough into a 9×5-inch loaf pan, cover with a clean dry towel, and allow to rise until doubled, about 1/2 to 1 hour.

When the loaf is doubled again, brush the top with the warmed honey and sprinkle with the oats.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place an empty loaf pan on the bottom rack of the oven and bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Place the bread in the oven and pour the boiling water into the empty loaf pan on the bottom rack of the oven. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the bread is deep golden brown.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack.

(Recipe by Darla from Pinterest)

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