Kitchenaid Honey Oatmeal Bread
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 10mins
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄3 cup margarine or 1/3 cup butter
- 5 1⁄2 - 6 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast (or 2 tablespoons from bulk)
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- oatmeal (for top)
- Place water, honey, and margarine in small saucepan.
- Heat over low heat until mixture is very warm (120-130°F).
- Place 5 cups flour, oats, salt and yeast in mixer bowl.
- Mix with dough hook on speed 2 (low) about 15 seconds.
- Continue mixing, gradually adding warm water mixture and mix for 1 minute.
- Add eggs and mix 1 minute longer.
- Still on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix about 2 minutes, or until dough clings to hook and cleans side of bowl.
- Knead on speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.
- Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
- Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled.
- Punch dough down and divide in half.
- Shape each half into a loaf.
- Place in greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch baking pan.
- Beat egg white and water together with a fork.
- Brush top of loaves with mixture.
- Sprinkle with oatmeal.
- Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes.
- Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
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I loved that it was easy to make and it looked great but I did find that two packs of yeast made the bread taste too yeasty. I will make it again but cut back on the yeast. If anyone has had a similar experience I would like to hear about it. I typically make four loaf batches of bread that only require two packages of yeast and there is never a 'yeasty' taste.
This is a great recipe, but it comes out a little dense unless you let it have a second rise in the pans. I baked 1 loaf right away and the other i let rise for an hour. The loaf I let rise had a fluffier texture, was larger, and is more suitable for sandwiches. Both loaves have a fantastic taste, and if you like denser bread, don't bother with the second rise!