Monday, September 13, 2010

Aunt Mary’s Honey Oat Wheat Bread…

I have a problem. I have finally produced a loaf of wheat bread that is so good that my husband wants me to stop buying sandwich bread from the store. It’s moist, it’s fluffy, it’s delicious… This is my second week making it, helped greatly by the fact that I packaged up a bag of the dry stuff for use this week.

Use at your own risk. You may have a store bought bread mutiny on your hands…

Aunt Mary’s Honey Wheat Oat Bread

1 1/4 c. buttermilk (not sour. It matters.)

1/3 c. honey

1 egg

4 T. butter or oil

1 c. bread flour

2 1/2 c. white wheat or whole wheat flour

1 c. oats

1 t. salt

1 T. yeast

2 t. wheat gluten (I’m not sure if you can skip this or not. Find at health food stores)

Load your breadmaker. Hit the dough cycle. After that’s done, take dough out and make a slightly flattened rectangle with it. Fold in both sides, fold under the short ends, and you have a loaf. Put it in a large, greased loaf pan in a lighted oven. Let rise until its about an inch above the rim of the pan. Bake at 350 for 38 minutes.

Oh, and if you home bakers out there have any cost breakdown estimates, let me know. I got a quart jar of raw honey for $5. Everything else I bought at Walmart. Gluten was free from Mom. I probably can’t beat $2.49 a loaf for Nature’s Own, but the taste is worth it….


Shannon said...

Oh YUM! I've been scanning online for the last 15 min. or so for good honey/wheatish breads and took a break for blog-reading. (Priorities, you know.) This sounds like JUST the thing! :) Thanks for posting!

Ruth LaBombard said...

Any idea how to make it without a bread machine? I'd love to try it!