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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Light Oat Bread

It's officially Fall-so it's time to turn on the oven! My latest experiment in bread making was a Light Oat Bread. I questioned that this recipe called for such a small amount of yeast, only 1 1/2 tsp, but it had very good reviews so I thought I'd give it a try. I also liked that folks were referring to this as "sandwich bread".
Notes:
  • I added the water, yeast and sugar to the pan first and let them sit while I got everything else out.
  • Check on the dough for the first 10 minutes, it needs to be clearing the walls of the bread machine and start to look dry (not sticky). Add more flour, a very little at a time, if you need to.
  • I chose to use the bread machine for mixing and the first rise only (dough cycle), took it out at that point and flattened it into a rectangle (on floured surface) about as wide as my bread pan, rolled it up, tucked the ends under and let it rise in the bread pan until it crested the top of the pan by about 1"-approx 25 minutes. I baked it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • If you don't have a bread machine it can easily be made by hand.
  • As you can see, the oats soften and disappear into the bread. I buttered the top and added some oats before baking, but truthfully, they're just falling off all over the place. I won't add them again.
  • I subbed 1/2 C whole wheat flour for this loaf and love that brown sugar is less expensive than honey.
  • I find this to be a light, airy bread. I don't think the kids (or hubby) would have any problem eating it.
  • This has replaced my half bagel as my favorite breakfast food. I cut a thick (5/8") slice, toast it and slather with peanut butter-very good! 
  • This recipe has well over 500 positive reviews, with many variations. I'm happy to have found it.
Light Oat Bread
1 1/4 C warm water
2 Tblsp margarine-I used butter
1 tsp salt
3 C A/P flour-it's ok to sub up to half with any other flour-wheat, rye, etc. keep recipe at 3 cups
1/2 C rolled oats
2 Tblsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Add all to bread machine in order recommended by your machine's manufacturer. Set to regular light setting.
Have a happy day:@)

25 comments:

  1. I can see why this bread is your favorite. It is absolutely picture perfect. I can't wait to make it.

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  2. Makes me want to run to the kitchen for some butter and a cup of coffee!
    Lisa

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  3. You are a baking machine! My bread never EVER turns out that pretty. Have a great day.. hopefully the sun will come out today.

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  4. Looks like a good texture for sandwiches. Alas, I don't have a bread machine.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. Makes my mouth water to look at it. So... thanks for the drool! It's not the first time I've drooled over one of your posts - do you think that's bad for the keyboard?

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  6. The bread looks delicious! Great recipe. I'm turning the oven on today here in Georgia too!

    Smile Bunches Today!

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  7. This is a great bread to go with homemade jam! I love the texture and it's so inspiring--I'm baking a loaf this weekend when the weather turns cool.

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  8. Yummy looking bread, Lynn! Have a nice weekend!...Christine

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  9. Looks yummy, now I want a bread machine! :) xo

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  10. That bread looks tasty! Thanks for reminding me to get out my bread machine! I store it away during the warm weather and forget about it! I'll have to try your recipe. Thanks.
    -Lynn

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  11. This bread recipe sounds delish! I no longer have a bread machine, so might have to try it the old-fashioned way!

    Love the cute little Halloween tassel -- just adorable! My mind is swimming with doing the same thing for other seasons, too!
    :) CAS

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  12. This is a very pretty loaf, like the last one you shared with us, it appears to have a nice, fine, crust. I'm liking that you are having such success with the whole wheat. I hope it turns out for me when I try it with my dough hook. xo

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  13. All I need is to go get a bread maker! sandie

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  14. THis bread look beauty and delicious!! gloria

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  15. I am with you, the oven is cranked up and baking. I made bread three different nights this wek. This bread looks so light and wonderful. We will have to try it.

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  16. Looks so good, Lynn! Makes me want a sandwich right about now on that fresh delicious bread.

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  17. Lynn, do you own a bakery? That bread looks like a loaf from some professional baker! My bread tastes good but is not always pretty like yours. That seems to be a very good recipe for baking a beautiful loaf. I like the look of oats on the top. Wonder if egg whites would hold them better?
    Shannon

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  18. This really does look like a great bread for sandwiches- I'm going to try it! :)

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  19. What a yummy looking bread! I need to give this one a try because it sounds so homey & comforting for my morning toast!!

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  20. This really sounds great...may make a loaf here in a bit.
    Thanks for all your good recipes. You are an amazing cook.
    xo bj

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  21. You are a baking machine, I have 't it and always making it in cooker. My bread never turns out that pretty and this much white. I need to give this one a try because it sounds so homey and comforting for my morning toast.

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  22. Oh goodness this bread looks delicious. I like the idea that people are calling it sandwich bread...that tells me hubby will probably like this. I'll give it a try!
    Maura :)

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