Aug 162014
 

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Baking a perfect bread was always my dream endeavor. With this recipe that dream has been accomplished. My household does not buy any commercial bread now. The home made bread is not only hygienic but also full of flavour and nutrition. Its no rocket science just follow the recipe and you will have the most beautiful bread loaf ever. I bet you will never go back to the market baked bread ever.

Directions:

1. In a container take some lukewarm water. It should neither be hot nor cold, just hot enough to comfortably put your finger into it . The right temperature of the water is very important for yeast to activate. Put yeast into it.

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2. Along with yeast add honey.

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3. Give it a gentle stir with a fork and let it stand and activate for 5-7 minutes.

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4. In the meanwhile in a bowl add All purpose Flour, Oats, Salt and Milk Powder.


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5. You know your yeast is activated when you see the mixture all frothy and spot some bubbles on top. Add melted butter.


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6 . Now Add this to the dry ingredients little by little and combine to form a little sticky dough. You can bring it on your counter and knead it for another 5- 7 minutes till it forms a smooth dough. 


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7. Grease a big sized bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough ball into it. Oil the dough top as well so that it does not form a crust.


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8. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or a wet kitchen towel.

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9. Place the bowl undisturbed to rise in a warm place for atleast an hour and a half preferably in an unplugged microwave. The dough should double up in volume.

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10. After the dough has proofed up. Remove it from the bowl, sprinkle some flour and place it on your counter top and knead for couple of minutes.

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11. Roll the dough with your finger tips to form a not so perfect circle and start folding from one end.

12. Fold it from from other end as well and pinch to seal the ends.


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13. Grease a 9×5 inches bread pan and carefully place the folded dough into it, seam side down.


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14. Cover it loosely with a cling wrap or wet kitchen towel and let it stand for another one hour till it doubles up once again.


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15. Now without deflating the risen dough, brush honey generously on the top face of the bread.

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16. Sprinkle some oats on top.

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17. Let the bread bake for 40 minutes or so or until the bread turns golden brown in colour on preheated oven on 350 F (Learn about Oven Temperatures and Conversions). See the notes if the bread starts getting more darker colour.

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18. Let it cool completely on wire rack before slicing it.

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Honey Oats Bread
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A soft,spongy Honey Oats Bread
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2&1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  2. 2 tsp of Salt
  3. 1/4 cup of Honey
  4. 3 Tbsp of Butter, melted
  5. 1-1/3 cup of Warm Water
  6. 4 to 4.5 cups of All Purpose Flour
  7. 1 cup of Old Fashioned or Quick Oats
  8. 1/3 cup Dry Milk Powder
For Topping
  1. 2 Tbsp of Honey
  2. 2 or 3 Tbsp of Oats
Instructions
  1. In a container take some lukewarm water. It should neither be hot nor cold, just hot enough to comfortably put your finger into it . The right temperature of the water is very important for yeast to activate.
  2. Along with yeast add honey.
  3. Give it a gentle stir with a fork and let it stand and activate for 5-7 minutes.
  4. In the meanwhile in a bowl add All purpose Flour, Oats, Salt and Milk Powder.
  5. You know your yeast is activated when you see the mixture all frothy and spot some bubbles on top. Add melted butter.
  6. Now Add this to the dry ingredients little by little and combine to form a little sticky dough. You can bring it on your counter and knead it for another 5- 7 minutes till it forms a smooth dough.
  7. Grease a big sized bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough ball into it. Oil the dough top as well so that it does not form a crust.
  8. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or a wet kitchen towel.
  9. Place the bowl undisturbed to rise in a warm place for atleast an hour and a half preferably in an unplugged microwave. The dough should double up in volume.
  10. After the dough has proofed up. Remove it from the bowl, sprinkle some flour and place it on your counter top and knead for couple of minutes.
  11. Roll the dough with your finger tips to form a not so perfect circle and start folding from one end.
  12. Fold it from from other end as well and pinch to seal the ends.
  13. Grease a 9×5 inches bread pan and carefully place the folded dough into it, seam side down.
  14. Cover it loosely with a cling wrap or wet kitchen towel and let it stand for another one hour till it doubles up once again.
  15. Now without deflating the risen dough, brush honey generously on the top face of the bread.
  16. Sprinkle some oats on top.
  17. Let the bread bake for 40 minutes or so or until the bread turns golden brown in colour on preheated oven on 350 F.
  18. Let it cool completely on wire rack before slicing it.
Notes
  1. The quantity of All Purpose flour varies from flour to flour. Keep adding little till you get a non sticky dough.
  2. You can microwave honey for 5 seconds before brushing it on surface of Bread. It helps to make it runny.
  3. If you feel at any stage during baking your bread is getting much darker in colour than it should do not panic. Simply tent or cover the top of the bread pan with some Aluminium Foil.
Adapted from Laura Vitale
Adapted from Laura Vitale
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Comments

  1. Amruta Hiremath says:

    can you plz tell me what brand of yeast do you use…?

  2. Amrutha Hiremath in India there is not a very renowned brand of yeast as per my knowledge. I bought loose from a baker. I am not sure what brand was that. Now that it is getting over I bought a new 500g instant yeast with the name KF instant yeast. See if you can buy that.
    http://www.ebay.in/itm/Instant-Dry-Yeast-500gm-Packing-Good-Quality-Apr-2014-packing-/291216207225?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item43cdd6ad79&_uhb=1

  3. Gayathri Pratap says:

    U haven't uses butter in your recipe ?

  4. Gayathri Pratap I just corrected the recipe. Sorry I had mistakenly skipped the step.Thanks for pointing out.

  5. Gayathri Pratap says:

    I could not add butter along with yeast… 🙁 any other way I can add… am keeping it over night…

  6. Yda Refai says:

    can i use milk instead of milk powder and oil instead of butter?

  7. I am sorry for the inconvenience Gayathri. I am not sure if it will come out fine but since you are keeping it over night you can add melted butter now..knead it till butter is absorbed by dough and then keep it for it to rise. I believe it should be alright.

  8. Yes Yda Refai you can replace Milk with powdered Milk. The reason why powdered milk is used in bread recipes because it enhances the softness of bread and gives it a better texture. While if you add milk to the recipe it effects the process of activation of yeast, therefore it is usually not recommended. You can add little less than 1 cup of milk instead of powdered milk but at the same time you have to reduce the same quantity of water. Also remember to use boiled/scalded milk at room temperature.

    You can even replace butter to oil but the butter gives it more richer and buttery flavour.

  9. Kirna Jain says:

    Is the any substitute for Yeast