- 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
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.
A bit of lettuce for health.
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.