First, one must give credit where credit is due. Neither of the recipes that I am going to write about are my own. So I cannot take any credit (other than for not screwing up other people’s recipes) for these recipes. That being said, both are delicious and I had to share.
Yesterday, I mentioned that I made homemade bread for the breaded pork sandwiches. The recipe for the bread was delicious and easy to make. I made a grilled cheese sandwich with tomatoes with some of the left over bread and it was delicious!!!! The link to the recipe is here if you missed it.
Over the weekend, I also discovered a recipe for Honey Oat Bread that is just awesome! I love toast with peanut butter for quick breakfast, and this bread was just plain awesome for that! And it required NO kneading. I know have two breads – sandwich bread and breakfast bread that are easy-peasy. I am seriously contemplating giving up store bought bread. Honestly, the hardest part was waiting for the dough to rise.
Here are some pictures of the yummy goodness:
Here is the recipe – a copy paste form the link above. Again, I take absolutely no credit for this recipe. I am just listing it below because I like my steps written out and numbered, and I want to make sure that I do not lose it 🙂
- 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
- 1-¾ cup Warm Water
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats, Divided
- ⅓ cups Honey
- 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil
- 2-½ teaspoons Salt
- 5 cups Flour
- 1 whole Egg Beaten
- Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let set for 10 minutes until frothy.
- In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup oats, honey, oil and salt, and the yeast-water mixture.
- Stir in enough of the flour to form a soft dough.
- Coat a large bowl with non-stick spray. Transfer dough the bowl and turn it over to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and then a kitchen towel. Let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.
- Punch the dough down and shape into 2 loaves. I just free-formed 2 loaves on a baking sheet. But you can use loaf pans if you want (this is actually what the recipe calls for). Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.
- Brush the top of the loaves with beaten egg, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup oats. Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes. When you knock on the bottom of the bread and it sounds hollow, it is done.
- Top with butter or honey for a delicious side to any meal!
Here are my only comments. I free-formed the loaves – worked great! And I served the bread with honey, no butter, or peanut butter for breakfast – yum!!!!! I did put one loaf in the freezer, not sure how it will freeze but we shall find out. This weekend I am going to try substituting some of the all-purpose bread for whole wheat bread and possibly adding some other nutritional goodies. I will let you know how it turns out!
Has anyone else given up store-brought bread or other store-bought items in favor of homemade?