Friday, July 23, 2010

a lovely homemade loaf

I have been making this no knead brown bread a bit lately, after reading about it here on Our Wee Farm. It is very easy to make, with very little hands-on time, and makes the most beautiful toast. I sometimes top my loaves with a mixture of polenta, poppy and sesame seeds and linseeds, or scatter the same mixture inside the loaf tin after I have oiled it, so they bake into the crust.

easy homemade bread

3 c warm water
1/3 c brown sugar
1 tbsp yeast (I used dried instant)
1 c rolled oats

Combine the above ingredients in a big bowl and leave for 15 minutes for the yeast to start bubbling.

Using a sturdy wooden spoon, add -

1 egg
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil

Finally stir in -

4 c white flour
2 1/2 c wholemeal flour

Cover bowl with gladwrap and leave in a warm place to double in size. Knock dough down and place into 2 oiled loaf tins. Leave the loaves to rise again, then bake for 45 minutes - the first 10 minutes at 200C and then turn the oven down to 160c.

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