OATMEAL-BREAD(B) USENET Cookbook OATMEAL-BREAD(B)
OATMEAL HONEY BREAD
OATMEAL-BREAD - A yeast bread for people who like oatmeal
INGREDIENTS (makes 2 loaves)
2 cups uncooked oatmeal e.g., Quaker's Old Fashioned Oat-
2/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup boiling water
2 pkgs active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
2/3 cup milk
5-6 cups unbleached flour (may substitute up to 2 cups
(1) Put the oatmeal, honey, salt and butter in a large
mixing bowl. Add boiling water and mix together.
Let stand for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
(2) Following the yeast package directions, add the
yeast to lukewarm water, and let it soften for
about 5 minutes. Add the yeast mixture to the oats
and honey mixture. Mix in the milk and stir well.
(3) Stir in the flour, 1/2 cup at a time. When the
dough is too stiff to stir, pour it out onto a
well-floured surface, and knead it firmly, adding
a little flour if necessary. Knead it until the
dough is smooth and elastic (about 6-8 minutes).
Form the dough into a ball. Place the dough into a
large greased bowl, coating the entire ball of
(4) Cover with a damp cloth, and place in a warm,
cozy, humid place. (I put it in a cool oven, with
a small saucepan of hot tap water sitting on the
bottom of the oven.) Let rise for about 1 1/2
hours, or until the dough has doubled in bulk.
(5) Punch down the dough, and split in half. Spread
the dough into two greased loaf pans, coating the
dough as before, and cover with a damp cloth, and
let rise for about an hour in a warm, cozy, humid
(6) Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes, or until loaves
sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a bread rack
for about ten minutes.
Kneading is difficult to describe in words, but many cook-
books have pictures. The idea is to exercise the dough and
work some more flour into it. Bread freezes very well; give
it an hour or so to thaw, then heat it up at 350F for about
Instant and quick-cooking oatmeal is not satisfactory in
this recipe. Besides the ubiquitous Quaker oats, you can
use any commercial rolled oats or steel-cut oats. If you use
the steel-cut oats, then soak for 1 hour in step 1.
Difficulty: easy if you already know how to knead dough,
moderate otherwise. Time: 30 minutes preparation, 4 1/2
hours waiting time. Precision: All amounts (including
times) are approximate.
Harry S. Delugach
University of Virginia, Dept. of Computer Science, Charlottesville, VA
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From: george@sysvis (George Robertson)
Subject: RECIPE: Oatmeal cookies
Date: 19 Sep 86 03:27:12 GMT
Organization: Tandy Electronics R&D, Fort Worth, Texas
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