I found out about this cookbook from somewhere online. I waited and waited to get it from the library and was able to get it in time to take it to the beach to “read.” It really is a very interesting take on food and cooking and is probably one that I’m going to try and purchase pretty soon. There are just too many recipes in there that I want to try!
Today I made the Oatmeal Bread and it is FABULOUS! It was super easy and I even think it’s going to be a great bread to make for sandwiches. I tried to take a picture of it because it turned out so pretty, but the batteries in my camera went dead 🙁 so you’ll have to suffice with a picture of the cookbook!
Here is the recipe for the bread:
Oatmeal Bread (makes 2 loaves)
Combine in a large bowl:
1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. salt
2 T. butter
2 c. boiling water
Stir in to combine.
1 pkg dry yeast in
1/2 c. warm water
When batter is cooled to lukewarm, add yeast.
5 c. white flour (I used 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose and 2 1/2 cups bread flour)
When dough is stiff enough to handle, turn onto floured board and knead 5-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled (about 1 hour). Punch down and let rise again (30 min). Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased bread pans. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Cool on rack, brushing loaves with butter for soft crust.