Monday, January 21, 2013
Oat Bread ~ Warm From The Oven
Do you need to add a little more fiber to your diet?
Steel Cut Oat Bread
1 cup ~ steel cut oats
1/3 cup ~ molasses
1 tablespoon ~ olive oil
¾ teaspoon ~ salt
Zest from 1 orange
2 cups ~ boiling water
1 tablespoon ~ yeast
¼ cup ~ warm water
2 cups ~ whole wheat flour
2 to 2 and ½ cups ~ unbleached white flour
Combine steel cut oats, molasses, oil, salt, zest and in the boiling water.
While this mixture is cooling . . .
Dissolve yeast in ¼ cup warm water and let set for 10 minutes,
Then mix these two mixtures together.
Next, work in your wheat flour and then your white flour,
Knead for 15 minutes or more until well mixed and a lovely ball is formed.
Place this in a greased~up bowl, cover with a dishtowel and set it in a warm place for about an hour. It will double in size and be oh, so pretty.
Punch it down.
Form it into a loaf and place it into a greased~up loaf pan.
I formed mine into a round loaf and baked it in a 9 inch iron skillet.
Cover this with your dish towel and place back in your warm place to rise.
Let it rise for about 30 to 45 minutes, until double again.
Then bake for around 40 minutes at 375 degrees.
Enjoy, we always have to have a slice warm from the oven with melted butter.
Oh, and the other thing is . . . your home is going to smell marvelous :)
Okay, I'm off to enjoy,
See Ya . . .
Your blogging sister, Connie :)