It's called oatmeal bread & I've had it printed & in my recipe notebook for so long I don't remember where on the internet I got it. It was a long time ago that I found it, because I printed up a lot of bread machine recipes. I haven't used my bread machine in a few years. You can use this in your bread machine, or do it by hand, or even in your mixer. I decided I'd use my mixer's dough hook this time & see how it did. It did great! And saved me some time & energy to boot.
I think I let the dough hook knead it for about 5-7 minutes.
1 C. warm water
1/4 C. molasses
2 T. butter
3 C. bread flour
1/2 C. quick cooking or regular oats
2 T. dry milk
1 1/2 t. salt
2.75 t. regular active dry yeast OR 2.25 t. bread machine or quick acting dry yeast
If you do it by hand (or mixer) add the yeast to the warm water & set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients. Add water/yeast mixture. Use the dough hook in you mixer to knead for 5 minutes or so. Put into a greased bowl & cover for 90 minutes. Punch down & knead for just a few minutes. Press into a roll about 12-18 inches long. Put on greased pan & cover with towel to rise another 30-60 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
This bread was delicious. My husband says that it is his favorite. It went really great with one of my favorite meals, roast, potatoes, & carrots (after I took this picture, I mashed up my potatoes & smothered them in gravy...*giggle*).
And the next day it made such a good sandwich. The bread was buttered ( with real butter, no fake stuff for homemade bread) & then slices of roast added with some of the gravy. Oh my.
This was a great sandwich!The next day I had just a tiny bit left of one little piece of meat & some gravy. I shredded the meat into the gravy & had a beef manhattan on this bread. YUM!
'Course I forgot to take a picture...
And then later I made this ham & cheese on the oatmeal bread. Our 6 year old proclaimed it "the best sammy I've ever had!" LOL It was pretty good!
I like how this bread let me make some thin slices too.
It's very good bread. I've already made it again since these pictures were taken!