Sunday, March 22, 2009
Oatmeal Toasting Bread
As I said before, I am in search of the perfect sandwich bread for our family. So, I spent a large part of yesterday in search of some knowledge. I tried this recipe for Oatmeal Toasting Bread from Farm Girl Fare. If you have never checked out this site, you should go there and look around. Susan is living the life that I wish to one day have for myself! Her site is full of useful information and I am still trying to soak it all in! I loved this bread for many reasons...taste, texture, ease of preparation. My loaf, however, did not look remotely like hers. I think I am beginning to get the hang of the fact that I live in a drier area and I need to make up for that in the liquids when I bake yeast breads. I did not even use all of the flour that is called for in the recipe. I won't copy the recipe here because I followed it, for the most part, and her site is filled with so many details that you really should go from hers. I did not have oat bran, so I used wheat germ and I let mine rise for 2 hours on the first rise and 2 hours on the second rise. Our house is much cooler on a regular basis, so I was trying to give it time to rise. Mine, however (I think), needed to be a little more moist. I halved the recipe so it made 1 loaf and 4 nice sized rolls. It was still a nice bread for slicing and my oldest loved his peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich! My youngest son said it would make great cinnamon toast...we will try that next. I will definitely play with this one again!

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