There's nothing like the aroma of a yeast bread in the oven wafting through the house and this Honey Oatmeal bread recipe tastes as good as it smells. In the words of that little doughboy, "Nothin' says lovin' like somethin' from the oven!"
6-6 cups all purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup butter (or margarine, if you prefer)
1 tablespoon water
1 egg white
Place 5 cups of flour, oats, salt, and yeast in bowl. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds.
Combine water, honey, and butter in saucepan; heat to 120F to 130F. On Speed 2, slowly add warm liquids to flour mixture, about 1 minute. Add eggs and mix an additional minute.
Continuing on Speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough clings to the hook and cleans the sides of the bowl, about 3 minutes. Knead on Speed 2 for 7 to 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover, let rise in a warm place, free from draft, till doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a loaf. Place each loaf in a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan. Cover, let rise in a warm place, free from draft, till doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Combine water and egg white, Brush tops of the loaves with mixture. Sprinkle lightly with oatmeal. Bake at 375F for 40 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire rack.
Keywords: Bread, Honey Oatmeal Bread, Honey Recipe, Oatmeal Recipe