Lammas Raisin Bread

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READY IN: 4hrs 10mins
YIELD: 4 loafs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the oats in 4 cups boiling water until they are just soft about 5-10 minute
  • Stir in honey, salt, and wheat germ.
  • Allow to cool to lukewarm.
  • Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water and stir into oats with 3 cups of the wheat flour.
  • Beat this sponge with wooden spoon for a few minutes.
  • Cover bowl with tea towel.
  • Let rise in warm, draft-free place for 1 hour or until doubled volume.
  • Stir down sponge.
  • Stir in raisins & remaining 3 cups wheat flour.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup white flour over a flat surface and turn the dough out onto it.
  • Sprinkle the second cup of white flour on top of the dough and carefully begin kneading.
  • Knead for about 10 min or until smooth and elastic.
  • Form into ball.
  • Put in large, buttered bowl.
  • Turn so it is evenly buttered.
  • Cover with tea towel and put the dough away to rise for another hour or until doubled in volume.
  • Punch down.
  • Cut into 4 even parts.
  • Form each into a loaf and place in 4 buttered medium-size pans.
  • Cover with tea towels.
  • Let rise for about ½ hour.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 400F for 15 min, then turn heat down to 350F and bake for another 30-40 minute.
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