Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oatmeal Bread

I've had a few people ask lately what to do with leftover oatmeal. What I do is make this bread. It's full of flavor and is great toasted. Let me know what you think.

1 cup leftover oatmeal
1 TBS yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour

mix everything together and let sit for about an hour. It will bubble up and get foamy.

Add 1 TBS salt
3 TBS oil

Start adding whole wheat flour 1 cup at a time, until a nice smooth dough forms. It should take about 3 to 4 cups of flour. Knead the dough for about 10 min. the dough should be nice and smooth and elastic. Put it in an oiled bowl and let rise for an hour or until doubled. Cut the dough in 1/2 in order to make 2 loaves. Form loaves and let rise again until almost but not quite doubled. Mist with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Slash the top of the loaves once down the middle and bake in a pre heated 450 degree oven. After 10 min turn the oven down to 350 and bake for a total of 35 min. I bake mine directly on a pizza stone. The loaves should have a nice dark brown color when done and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Be sure to allow the bread to cool before slicing or tearing into the bread.


Mary said...

Love it <3 -- makes me think of when Edward Espe Brown came out with the _Tassajara Bread Book_ which had all kinds of recipes for using up lefts overs in bread dough. :-)
Thanks for starting up this blog again!

Patricia Trujillo said...

What a wonderful recipe. My kids love oatmeal and I always seem to have leftovers when I make it. I certainly will try this next time. :-)