I am on a quest to find great homemade bread recipes – FOUND ONE! Try this one out with your family the next time you want some fresh Honey Oat homemade bread.
2 Tbs. Instant Yeast
3 cups Boiling Water
1 cup of Quick Oats OR a 4 Grain Cereal Mix (I use a 7 grain mix)
3/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup butter
1 Tbs. Salt
6 1/2 cups of Flour Unbleached (I mix my flour with spelt, kamut, and white wheat – it works)
1/4 cup of Vital Wheat Gluten
2 Tbs. of Dough Enhancer
2 Large Eggs
In a large mixing bowl combine water, oats, honey, butter & salt. Add eggs. Cool a little then begin to add 2 cups of flour, yeast, vital wheat gluten, and dough enhancer. Add remaining flour or until you have moderately stiff dough. Mix until smooth if using a mixer or knead dough until elastic.
Let dough rest and rise. Punch dough down, form into loaves. Raise and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 mins or until tapped and sounds hollow.
Makes 2 (1 lb) loaves and about 8 rolls. My kids love rolls as sandwiches, so next time I might make more rolls and less bread loaves.
Note: I put my dough in the loaf pans and let rise in my warm oven (turned off) for about 30 minutes. I don’t punch it down, I go ahead and bake it as is. Works for me!