Herbed Oatmeal Pan Bread

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grease 9x13 baking pan.
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and stir in the rolled oats.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons butter; cool to lukewarm (about 110-120 degrees).
  • In a large bowl combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
  • Add the rolled oat mixture and beat well till moistened--continue blending for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the beaten egg and mix well.
  • Then add 1 3/4-2 1/2 cups of flour for form stiff dough.
  • On floured surface, knead in 1/2-3/4 cups more flour till dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Shape into a ball, cover with a large bowl leaving it on the counter and rest about 15 minutes.
  • Punch down dough several times to remove any air bubbles.
  • Press into the greased pan.
  • Using a very sharp knife, cut diagonal lines 1 1/2" apart, cutting completely through the dough; repeat in opposite direction creating a diamond effect.
  • Cover with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes till double.
  • Herb Topping: (optional) Mix the basil, cheese, and garlic powder together and set aside; melt the butter and keep separate.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • Brush top with butter and then the Herb Topping and return to oven for an additional 5-10 minutes or till done.
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