Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wholemeal and Oats bread

I just love the smell of freshly baked bread and you do not get that when you buy bread from outside and believe me when I tell you this it is super easy to make bread at home and the best part is you know what goes into the bread . The only work involved is in waiting for it to rise and to knead , which you have to do a couple of times but it is worth the work you put in and frankly it is a good excercise for your arms , so here goes.......


2and 3/4 cup wholemeal flour 
1 cup white bread flour 
1/2 cup oats 
1 tsp salt 
1 and 1/2 tsp instant yeast 
2 tbsp sugar 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 and 1/2 cup warm water 


Mix up all the dry ingredients together first ,just whisk it to mix it all up 
Add the water and oil and make a dough (it will be sticky)
put the dough in a greased pan and leave to rise for about an hour 
After it has risen ,knock it back again and leave to rise 
Again knock back the dough and flour a flat surface and flatten it with a rolling pin .
Roll it like you would roll a swiss roll cake and put it in a loaf tin and leave to rise again 
Bake in a 200 degree c oven for 30 min -40 min .


To get a light and fluffy bread , the dough should be a bit wet because the more moisture it has the lighter the bread will be . This is quite a dense bread because of the wholemeal and the oats .

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