This bread was inspired by my current goal of decreasing the amount of plastic I use (bread is often double wrapped!) and my want to bake on a Thursday (no energy to knead; need it in my belly in an hour!). The resulting dough is wet and is similar to that of a focaccia. I used a combination of bread flour and white whole wheat flour. The bread came out flavorful with a lovely crumb. We will be adding this to our rotation and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
–Leah and Jeff
Adapted from 101cookbooks.com
- 1 1/4 cups warm water (warm tap water 105-115F)
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
- 1 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- Stir yeast and honey into warm water. Allow yeast to bloom, ~5 minutes.
- In the meantime, mix flours, oats, and salt.
- Add wet to dry and stir well (I used the paddle attachment in my stand mixer; the dough will be very wet).
- Brush an 8 cup loaf pan with the melted butter. Use a spatula to turn the dough out into the loaf pan, cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Brush with butter, and bake until golden and “hollow” sounding when knocked on, 35-40 minutes.
- Remove loaf from pan and allow to cool.
- Slice and serve with butter, as desired. Enjoy!