Mum's Oatmeal Brown Bread
Yield: 2 loaves
Let me tell you - THIS is a treat. If like me you aren't an expert bread baker, don't worry, you don't need to be in order to make yourself a tasty loaf. I do think this recipe would be a great place to start for beginners though and even if you are an expert bread baker, that's cool too - this bread is amazing. It makes 2 beautiful loaves; slightly sweet from molasses and lots of healthy goodness from oats. The dough is very sticky which can be a bit of a challenge in theory, but instead of trying to knead it on the counter and making a sticky - doughy mess, my mum told me she just uses a wooden spoon to fold and push the dough around for 10 minutes in the bowl. It works like a charm. This recipe works best when baked in dark metal loaf pans. The dough sticks a lot worse in pyrex pans so I don't recommend those here.
I have been eating this brown bread with soup, YUM, and I'm going to make some baked beans to have with the second loaf. Whatever you eat it with, it is delicious. So, enjoy!
10/23/2022 06:08:17 am
I will definitely have to try it this winter. Will it rise in a 74F room? ...or do you just leave it until it doubles in size? I've only ever used a bread making machine and not successfully with any brown bread.
Hey Francie, I find if my room is on the cool side it isn't quite warm enough. I'm not sure about exact temperatures. I do one of two things to make a warm spot. I will turn on my dryer with a few towels inside. Once warm I set my covered bowl right inside. Kinda weird but it works to get things going. Or I will turn my oven on and set the bowl on top. To gage things I just touch the side of the bowl my dough is in. If it feels cool, I try to warm it up, if it feels really hot, then I take it away from the heat.
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