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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Scrumptious Oatmeal Bread for Bread Machines

HT: Bread Machine Cookbook

Place into the pan of your bread machine, in this order:

1 cup of old-fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
1 1/2 cup water
3 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp unsalted butter, cut up
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
3 cups of bread flour
6 tbsp. powdered buttermilk
2 tsp. dry yeast (I use RedStar brand)

If you have fresh buttermilk, substitute equal amount for the water and omit powdered buttermilk, of course.
Close lid; Cycle-Normal; Loaf-1.5 lbs, Crust-Medium. Press Start.
During the first kneading cycle, check dough consistency--depending on time of the year, altitude or humidity levels, you might have to either add some more water or sprinkle a bit of bread flour on top, but do not overdo it, this is a fairly wet dough. It bakes up nice and tall, very soft, and tastes awesome with butter and jam as a breakfast alongside some fresh cafe au lait...

I cannot thank our good friend Phelonius (of the blog Sciolist Salmagundi) and his lovely wife enough for gifting me a bread machine two years ago! Yay!



At 2:18 PM, Blogger coffespaz said...

Ahh..I so miss my bread machine. We got one for a wedding gift, and after only the third use it wiggled itself off our counter and crashed on the floor. *sniff*

Perhaps your recipe will be my inspiration to finally replace it. The bread looks yummy, healthy too!

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

I can recommend the Sunbeam bread machine, it worked without a glitch this far...the first bread I baked was a disaster only because I used a recipe from the booklet that came with the machine. You throw that out, get a decent bread machine cookbook wihch you probably already have, and this one should be very good.


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