I enjoy making bread, and it´s always good to come across new recipes. When I saw JamieAnne´s recipe for Oatmeal Bread over on her blog, A Dash of Domestic, I had to give it a go.
I followed her recipe almost exactly apart from the following little changes
- I used one tablespoon of olive oil instead of butter
- My oats needed cooking (albeit only for a few minutes) so I put all the water allowance (for the oats and the yeast) in with the oats and cooked them up for about 3 minutes before proceeding with the recipe
- I used a sachet of easy blend yeast
Finally, I made the dough in the morning. It was lovely to work with and became very smooth and silky quite quickly. It was a hot day so I dusted it with flour, slashed the top then covered it with a tea towel and left it in a sheltered but shady spot in the garden for two hours then baked.
It even looked beautiful as it was rising! We enjoyed the slightly sweet taste which comes from the molasses and thought it worked well with salty cheese and also with paté and the last of my home made fig jam from last year.
Thanks JamieAnne, will be making this one again!