Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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The light texture of this oatmeal bread makes it special for company, as well as everyday meals.
flour, oats, yeast, brown sugar and salt in large bowl.
Heat half & half, water and 2 tablespoons butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat 2-4 minutes or until mixture reaches 120ºF to 130ºF. Add half & half mixture to dry ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.
Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl; turn, greased-side up. Cover; let rise in warm place about 1 hour or until double in size.
Punch down dough; divide in half. Roll each half into 12x9-inch rectangle. Starting at narrow end, roll up tightly into loaf shape. Seal ends. Place loaves in 2 (8x4-inch) greased loaf pans, seam-side down. Cover; let rise 30-45 minutes or until double in size.
Heat oven to 375ºF. Bake 30-40 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans. Cool completely.
Dietary Fiber: <1g
I love bread and this one did not disappoint. Slightly sweet and a little more dense than most breads. I do think someone who has never made bread from scratch before would have a little trouble with this recipe; you will use a lot of flour when you knead it to get it to the right texture.
It had a good taste but was to dense for us.
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