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The Best Oatmeal Bread I’ve Ever Had

From “Beard on Bread” by James Beard.174

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups uncooked oats
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tbsp yeast
  • 7-8 cups flour (preferably unbleached)
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/2 cup honey (or molasses, or brown sugar)

In the bowl of a mixer, combine oats and water; stir and let cool to warm (not too hot to kill yeast).  Stir in the yeast and 2 cups of the flour.  Cover and let rise until double.

Put the bread hook on the mixer.  Add 4 cups flour, the salt, oil and honey and mix well.  Continue to mix, adding flour as needed, to form a relatively soft dough.  Knead 5 minutes or so.

Shape into two large loaves (or four small ones) and place in greased pans.  Let rise until double and bake at 350 until done.

I use an instant read thermometer and take them out when they measure 195 degrees

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As I had promised here is the recipe for that oatmeal bread. I have no pictures of the process, since my sister made it, but I do have a picture of a toasted slice with butter. 176

And while that is undeniably fantastic my favorite thing I did with it was a sandwich. I took a couple slices, toasted, put some mayo and sesame sticks on it.

266 The sesame sticks are a snacky thing that you can get at Trader Joe’s. Probably other places too, but that’s where I and my sis get them. Anyway, then some turkey and onion.268

A bit of lettuce for health.

270And that’s it.

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So very good. Would have been even better with some sriracha mixed into the mayonnaise, but for some reason I didn’t think of it. Which is odd since I put sriracha in pretty much everything… Ah well. Next time.

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9 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    Never thought if putting sesame sticks in a sandwich! But her bread is wonderful–especially as toast.

  2. @Andrea Berryman: Yes, yes you do. 🙂

    @Mom: I hadn’t either until I was making a sandwich and saw them sitting there. Sometimes chance is a wonderful thing. Heh.

  3. Vajra says:

    What kind of oatmeal? Irish? Steel cut? Old-fashioned? Quick? Instant? Inquiring minds want to know

    • … you know, I have no idea. I’ll ask my sister and get back to you.

    • Asked her, she says she sometimes uses old fashioned (which she uses the boiling water for) and sometimes quick ( which she uses her wicked hot tap water for). If I was going to make it I would use old fashioned, but I have a strange dislike of quick oats. Course she has 5 kids and I have 1 cat. 😀

  4. loved it! emailed recipe and link to this page to stepdad and he made 4 loaves today and really likes this bread.

  5. i made 2 loaves and will make 4 next time as it goes fast. very yum

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