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Oatmeal Sandwich Bread - 2 loaves

Author www.TexasHomesteader.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon bacon grease
  • 4.5 teaspoons active dry yeast or 2 pkgs
  • 1.5 cups warm water (105 – 115 degrees)
  • 5 - 6 cups flour using the blend below

(2.5 to 3.5 cups all-purpose flour, 1.5 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup oat flour)

Instructions

Instructions:

  1. Heat milk, sugar, salt & butter until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water, pour into * KitchenAid bowl and add lukewarm milk mixture and the whole wheat & oat flour as well as 2.5 cups of the all-purpose flour. Attach dough hook and mix on Speed 2 for about one minute or until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Continuing on speed 2 add remaining flour as needed, 1/2 cup at a time and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans the sides of the bowl (about 2 minutes) Continue kneading on Speed 2 for about two minutes longer or until dough is smooth and elastic. (Dough will be slightly sticky)
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place free from drafts until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch dough down and knead by hand on a floured surface for about two minutes. Divide in half and roll each half into a rectangle with a rolling pin. Then by hand roll each rectangle into a log, pinching the ends to seal, and place each log into a greased 9x5x2 loaf pan, turning to coat the top.
  6. Cover & let rise in warm draft-free location until doubled in size, approximately 50 minutes. Remove cover and turn oven to 400 degrees (375 for glass pan) and bake for 30 minutes. (If desired, you can use one of the suggestions in the post above to sprinkle raw oats on top of the loaf at this time). When only 5 minutes of baking time remains brush melted butter on top of each loaf and then allow to finish baking.
  7. When bread is done, allow the bread to cool 5 minutes in their pans, then remove the bread from the pans and place loaves on a wire rack. Cover loosely with kitchen towel and allow to cool completely. (or do as we do & cut a chunk while it’s still hot & ENJOY! LOL)