Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread

2 c whole wheat flour
5-5/2 c all purpose flour, divided
1 c quick oats
2pk (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast
1 t salt
1 c warm water (120-130 degrees)
1 c warm sour milk* (120-130 degrees)
*to sour milk, place 1 T vinegar in a measuring cup, add milk to equal 1 c.
1/2 c honey
1/3 c butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 egg white
1 T water
1/4 c quick oats

In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 2 c all purpose flour, oats, yeast, salt. Stir in water, milk, honey, and butter, beat until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 min. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down, shape into 2 loaves. Place in greased 9x5x3" loaf pan, cover & let rise until doubled, about 45 min, beat egg white & water, brush over loaves. Sprinkle w/ oats. Bake @ 375 for 40-45 min or until golden. Remove from pans & cool on wire racks.

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