A couple of weeks, I wrote about the giving up store-bought bread and the recipes I found that were just amazing!!!
Last weekend (I know I am a little behind on updating), I tweaked the honey oat bread a tiny bit to incorporate whole what flour. Well, I was thrilled with the results. As was Murphy, I gave my dad a slice to try it fresh out of the oven, and Murphy quickly absconded with it when my dad wasn’t looking. I know, I know, bad manners.
Anyway, all in all, I think I am fairly convinced that homemade bread is the way to go!
Anyway, here is the recipe as I modified it:
- 1 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
- 1-¾ cup Warm Water
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats, Divided
- ⅓ cups Honey
- 3 Tablespoons Canola Oil2 ½ teaspoons Salt
- 2-3 cups All-Purpose Flour (I used about 2 ½ cups)
- 2 cups Whole-Wheat Flour
- 1-2 tablespoons Wheat Germ
- 1-2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seed
- 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 the wheat germ and flax seed and 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. [I completely forgot this step and the bread still turned out amazing. Next go round, I may just omit it intentionally, although the bread does look prettier when you follow this step.
- 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!
Oh, and the loaf I froze last time – turned out great!!! This recipe is totally a keeper!!! Murphy agrees!
Here is the original bread:
And the new bread, as part of an awesome grilled-cheese sandwich:
Yes, those are apples in the grilled cheese. I think it is the most delicious combination ever!! Ryan refuses to try it. Anyone else put apples (or other yummy goodies) in their grilled cheese?