Recipe by rhondalynne
I found this in a Pillsbury Bread Baking booklet and it quickly became my family's favorite recipe for oatmeal bread, delicious for toasting and sandwiches. I have even wrapped loaves up in pretty cellophane or plastic wrap and given them as gifts! I don't always add the oatmeal topping, but it makes for a prettier loaf.
- 5 1⁄2-6 cups bread flour or 5 1⁄2-6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal, toasted
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oatmeal
Directions See How It's Made
- Toast the 1 cup oatmeal by spreading in a cake pan and placing in a 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown.
- In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, toasted oatmeal, sugar, salt and yeast; blend well.
- In small saucepan, heat milk and butter or margarine until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F.).
- Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture.
- Using a mixer, blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
- Stir in an additional 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
- Turn out dough on floured surface and knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
- Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely wth plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place until light and doubled in size, about 40 to 60 minutes.
- Punch down dough and divide in half. Shape into two loaves by patting dough out into 14 x 7 rectangular shape and rolling up, starting with shorter side. Pinch edges firmly to seal.
- Place seam side down in two greased 8x4 or 9x5 loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm place until dough fills pans and tops of loaves are about 1 inch above pan edges, about 30 to 40 minutes.
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In small bowl, combine water and egg white; beat slightly. Carefully brush on loaves; sprinkle with 1 tablespoons old fashioned oatmeal.
- Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped.
- Remove from pans immediately; cool on wire racks.