Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Honey Oatmeal Bread

This is my favorite bread recipe. It's a little trickier to make, has a few more steps, but it is the BEST...

I got the recipe from my sister-in-law, who got it from her sister. I think it came from an Amish cook book somewhere along the lines.

Honey Oatmeal Bread

1 c. warm water
2 T yeast

Combine and set aside

In the mixer:
2 1/2 c. boiling Water
2 c. Oatmeal

Let the oatmeal and water get mixed well and cool slightly

1 c. Honey
3/4 c. Oil
4 eggs
2 t. salt

Beat well than add the yeast mix

Add the flour 1 -2 c. at a time (a total of 7-8 cups) until the dough is spongy and not sticky (like regular bread)

Grease the top and let it raise till double

Knead down and roll into 3 loaves, grease the top and let raise again.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min. than 350 degrees for 25-30 min.
This step is very important, if you try to cook it at 350 the whole time, the inside will not be done.

When it's done, dump it out of the pan and butter. Place in a bag, as soon as it is slightly cooled (about 10 min). If you wait to long to put it in a bag, the crust will get hard. You don't want it to sweat in the bag, but you don't want the butter to dry.


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