Okay, so these loaves weren’t perfectly shaped but they were perfectly delicious. I almost forgot how good bread is straight from the oven! So hot, moist and fresh. This is a timeless recipe from my mom and the very smell of it warms my heart.
Please don’t judge these pictures too harshly until you’ve tried taking pictures while eating a warm slice of bread with melted butter! =) Because that was me today…. I couldn’t wait.
And, I may or may not have had more than one slice.
This recipe makes 4 loaves and 7 hrs later there’s only half of one left. Haha. (You should know it wasn’t all me!)
Its what was for lunch.
Homemade bread can cheer even the saddest of hearts!
Somehow this picture reminds me of myself…. not sure what the similarity would be? Maybe the way he’s taking that big bite! Waste no time, little boy. #Likemamalikeson
- 2 cups milk
- 8 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups rolled oats
- In medium sauce pan, warm milk until scalded. Remove from heat and add butter, salt, and oats. Soak until cooled.
- 4 tbsp yeast
- 2 1/3 cups warm water
- 1 cup warm honey
- 2 tbsp wheat gluten (Opt.)
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 7 cups white bread flour
- In mixing bowl, (I use my bosch machine) dissolve yeast in warm water until bubbly. Add honey, wheat flour, and milk mixture. Mix. Add white flour one cup at a time until dough is cleaning sides of bowl.
- Grease large bowl – place dough in bowl and turn once to grease top. Cover with plastic or a thin cloth.
- Let rise 1 hour. Punch dough down and let rise another 40 minutes.
- On lightly greased workspace, divide dough into 4 balls. With hands, pat each piece into rectangle. Roll up tightly and pinch seams. Place into greased bread loaf pans. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350º. Place bread pans into oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until browned.
- Remove from pans and place on cooling rack. Butter tops of each loaf.
- Slice one while warm and enjoy!
- WARNING! You will have a very hard time stopping with one slice.