Recipe by Mimi in Maine
Delicious, delicious, delicious!! This is basically a light, but not white, bread with quick oats, small amount of whole wheat flour, brown sugar and honey. Rises beautifully and makes 4 full loaves. Great for toast, sandwiches, or with soup on a cold night.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 3 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
- 7 cups white flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 4 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 1⁄2-5 cups additional white flour
Directions See How It's Made
- In a very large bowl, combine and mix the whole wheat flour, oats, yeast, salt, 7 cups white flour, and brown sugar.
- In a saucepan heat to about 110-120 degrees--water, honey and butter.
- When it is the proper temperature, pour it over the dry mixture in the bowl and mix well.
- Add the eggs and mix till smooth.
- Stir in enough of the remaining flour to a fairly stiff dough.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead till smooth; about 100 times.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise till doubled; about 1 hour.
- Punch down and turn onto a floured surface.
- Divide dough in fourths and shape into loaves.
- Place the loaves in greased pans.
- Cover and let rise about 30-45 minute in a warm spot.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minute covering with a piece of aluminum foil the last part of baking if loaves get too brown.
- Remove from pans to wire racks.
- Cover with a clean dish towel and cool.