Sunday, March 20, 2011

Delicious Oat Bread

This bread is so healthy and delicious.  Soft, fragrant and fluffy it makes yummy rolls and delicious loaves.  It also can make an incredible, healthy alternative to traditional challah.

1 TBS dry yeast
2 TBS Turbinado sugar
1 2/3 cups warm water
2 1/4 cups white bread flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp salt
2 TBS safflower oil
2 TBS oat bran
2 eggs

-Combine the yeast sugar and water in a bowl and allow the yeast to dissolve and activate for 10 minutes.
-Mix in the white flour and rest for 10 minutes.
-Then, add the whole wheat flour and rest for another 10 minutes.
-Then, add all the additional ingredients.
-Form the dough into a ball and place in a lightly oiled bowl.
-Cover it and allow it to rise for 1 hour or until it doubles.
-Shape the dough into rolls or loaves or braid it into challah.
-Cover it again and allow it to rise for another hour or until it has doubled.
-Bake the bread at 400F or until it is golden brown on top and bottom.