Brown Sugar Oatmeal Bread

Doe Smith

By
@Doe1

This I found to be a heavy type, chewy, peasant like bread.But, very tasty & filling.
I have made this so many more times, some times I get a really light loaf, using the bread machine yeast. When I used the regular yeast it turned out into a heavy peasant type bread. I have also taken to sprinkling the bottom of the pans heavily with oats.


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Serves:

makes 2 loaves

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

2 c
water
2 c
quick cooking oats
1/4 c
butter or marg
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1 tsp
salt
2 pkg
active dry yeast
5 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
butter or melted marg
1/2 Tbsp
quick cooking oats

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In med sized saucepan over high heat, bring 2c water to boiling. Gradually stir in 2c oats. Cook, stirring until thick, about 1 min. Remove pot from heat.
2
Add 1/4c butter, the brown sugar and the salt. Stir until butter melts. Let the oat mix cool to lukewarm.
3
In large mixing bowl,sprinkle yeast over warm water: stir until dissolved. Add oat mix & 3c flour, beat with a wooden spoon until smooth, about 2 mins. Using hands, gradually mix in 2c more flour, turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
4
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in the remaining 1/2c flour. Dough will be stiff. Knead 10 mins longer.
5
Place dough in a large greased bowl; turn to bring greased side up. Cover with waxed paper and then with a towel; let rise in a warm place, free from drafts until double in bulk, about one hour.
6
Lightly grease 2- 9" x5" x2" loaf pans. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; divide in half. Roll out one half to a 12" x 8" rectangle; roll up dough; starting at narrow end. Press ends even: pinch to seal; tuck ends under loaf.
7
Place loaf seam side down in prepared loaf pan. Repeat process with the other half of dough. Brush surface of dough lightly with 1 tbsp, melted butter and sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp. oats. Cover with a towel and let rise about 1 1/2 hrs. or until sides of dough come to the top of the pans.
8
Preheat oven to 375. Place loaf pans on the middle rack of oven; bake for 50 mins or until crust is a deep golden brown. Turn bread out of pans onto wire racks; loaves should sound hollow when tapped on bottom with handle of wooden spoon. Let cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Healthy