This is a dense, full of fiber, triple risen bread, that makes delicious toast or sandwich bread. It slices well and is delicious for days after baking. Fill your home with the aroma of this fresh baked Oatmeal Bread and enjoy!
Oatmeal Bread from One Ash Farm Recipes
1 cup oats, uncooked
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast or 1 packet active dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
5 cups unbleached flour, divided
Mix together oats, wheat flour, brown sugar, salt, oil and hot water, and cool until lukewarm.
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add this to the first mixture along with 1 cup flour. Whisk together and allow this to set until it's bubbly.
Add approximately 4 cups unbleached flour to make the dough smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, covered with cheesecloth or a muslin cloth, and let it rise until doubled.
Punch down the dough, flip it over, and let it double in size again. Split the dough in 1/2, placing a portion in each of 2 greased loaf pans. Allow the dough to rise until double in size.
Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until golden.