Thursday, July 31, 2008

Light Oat Bread

Once again, an recipe. Here is the way I did it (Originally it was a bread machine recipe).

1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Melt margarine and mix with water (112* F), sugar, and yeast. Let sit 5 minutes. Combine all ingredients in Kitchen Aid mixer and use the dough hook to knead until smooth and elastic (and no longer sticky)-- adding flour as necessary. Place in oiled bowl & turn over to coat. Cover & let rise until doubled (approx one hour). Punch down and shape into loaf shape in pan. Allow to rise until doubled again. Bake at 350* F for 30 minutes.

One bread secret is to slice with an electric knife--like the one you might carve a turkey in.

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