At one point, I always made homemade bread! This recipe, from the KitchenAid Recipe and Instruction book, was our favorite! When it comes out of the oven, you want to be sure to have a knife and butter handy! MMM...homemade bread...one of life's simple pleasures! (Prep time includes two hours for rising of dough)
- Place 5 cups flour, oats, salt, and yeast in Bowl.
- Attach bowl and dough hook.
- Turn to speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds.
- In saucepan, combine water, honey, and butter.
- Heat to 120°F to 130°F.
- On Speed 2, slowly add warm liquids to flour mixture, mixing for about 1 minute.
- Add eggs; mix an additional 1 minute.
- Still on Speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 3 minutes.
- Knead on Speed 2 for 7-10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
- Cover; let rise in warm place, until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down.
- Divide dough in half.
- Shape each half into a loaf.
- Place each loaf into a greased 8 1/2x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch bread pan.
- Cover; let rise in warm place till doubled, about an hour.
- Combine 1 TBSP water and egg white. Brush tops of loaves with mixture.
- Sprinkle with oatmeal.
- Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes.
- Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
I decided to make this upon hearing of Silent Cricket's untimely passing. This recipe was alot like her, from what I hear: wonderful, warm, nourishing, and loved by all. Thank you..
The smell of homemade bread baking is one of life's simple pleasures. This one was excellent in all ways--texture, taste, and smell. My mom and I made this together in memory of Silent Cricket. "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29
This is fabulous, addictive tasting bread. Yum! My whole family has gobbled it up which is wonderful! I had a couple of issues while making it though. At the end of 7 minutes of the kneading my KitchenAid overloaded and shut off.... never seen that happen before. I only used 6 cups of flour so I hadn't even put in the maximum amount. And... cooking it at 375* seemed way too hot an oven and I had to pull it out at 25 minutes leaving a bit of a doughy bottom. I think I'll cook it at 350* for 40 minutes next time instead. Otherwise - wonderful, wonderful and I'll make it again soon. Love it!