Honey Oatmeal Bread II
AMAZING! Very delicious & excellent texture although I think I may have just gotten lucky. I didn't realize I was out of bread flour & already started soaking the oatmeal so decided to forge ahead. Super glad I did but I have to admit I was very doubtful throughout the entire process all the way up to my first taste.
Outside of my unplanned change to All-Purpose Flour, I followed the recipe EXACTLY (including the oats soaking in 2 cups of water for an hour) up to the kneading part. And, although the dough was more like a really thick batter, I did not add additional flour or change the ingredients whatsoever. However, I could not knead the dough as it never came together despite letting it mix in the stand up mixer for 10 minutes. So, I just threw on the dough hook & with the mixer on med-high, let it knead the dough for 20 mins. Then I POURED the dough/batter into the oiled bowl and, convinced I'd just wasted an hour and a half, covered with a warm towel to rise.
I couldn't believe my eyes when an hour later I came back & it was pushing the towel up over the top of the bowl! The towel had stuck just a little which is normally no big deal but being that the dough was so batter-like, when I pulled it off the dough sank like a deflated balloon. Hmm. I ended up once again POURING the dough into the loaf pans & it rose perfectly again!
It jiggled a lot when I was carrying it to the oven but when it came out it looked gorgeous! The texture is divine & it tastes delectable!!!
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Aug. 5, 2011