Thursday, January 28, 2016

Whole-Wheat Oatmeal Bread

This is super yummy and healthy bread. It has a sweet flavor and a dense texture. It is the perfect side for any meal! 

Ingredients:


-1 Cup Warm Water

-1 Package Active Dry Yeast

-1/4 Tsp Sugar

-1/4 Cup Honey 

-2 Tbsp Organic Butter

-1/2 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats

-1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt

-2 Cups Whole-Wheat Flout

-1 Egg White

-About 1 1/4 Cups Organic All-Purpose Flour

Directions:

-In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of warm water, yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve. Let stand for 15 minutes.

-Stir in honey, butter, oats, salt and 1 cup of whole-wheat flour. Mix until smooth. Stir in the egg white. Gradually stir in the remaining 1 cup of whole-wheat flour. Then 1 cup of the organic all-purpose flour. 

-Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth but slightly sticky. It should take about 7 minutes. Work in enough of the remaining 1/4 cup organic all-purpose flour just to keep the dough from sticking. 

-Shape the dough into a ball and place in a greased bowl, turning dough to grease the top. Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

-Turn the dough onto a floured surface. Grease a cookie sheet. 

-Shape the dough into an oval and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size. 

-Preheat oven to 350 F. With a knife cut five 1/4 inch deep slashes across the top of the loaf. Lightly cover the top of the loaf in a little butter and a sprinkle of sea salt. Bake until loaves sound hollow when you light tap on the bottom. About 35 - 40 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool. 

Enjoy!