Wednesday, January 28, 2009

RECIPE: No-Knead Honey Oatmeal Batter Bread

Just out of the oven.  Another original recipe from Kay's Kreative Kitchen

This bread requires no kneading and can be made without getting out the mixer.  Makes a sweet, moist, chewy flavorful loaf.  For a crunchier crust, mist the oven with water just before putting bread in to bake.

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 pkgs Active Dry Yeast (equals 4 1/2 tsp)
  • 5 cups All-Purpose Flour, divided (I use unbleached all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup Apple Juice*
  • 1 1/2 cups Water*
  • 1 cup Quick Cooking Oats, Uncooked
  • 1/2 cup Honey**
  • 1 Tbs Butter (plus additional to grease pans)
  • 2 Tbs Sesame Seeds (optional)
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together salt, yeast and 2 cups flour.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan with spoon mix water, apple juice, oats, butter and honey over low heat.  Heat until very warm (120-130F)
  3. Gradually add liquid mixture into dry ingredients and whisk together until blended.  Whisk an additional 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.  (This can be done by hand or using an electric mixer)  Beat in an additional 1/2 cup of flour to make a thick batter; continue beating 2 minutes.  Stir in about 2 1/2 cups additional flour, enough to make a stiff, sticky dough that leaves the side of the bowl.
  4. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place (85-95F) about 1 hour, until doubled.
  5. Stir down dough; divide in two and turn out into 2 greased 5x9 inch rectangular bread pans.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).  Let rise in a warm place about 45 minutes, until doubled.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.  Bake 40 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.  Remove from pans immediately to cool on a wire rack.
* May use 2 1/2 cups of water in place of water and apple juice for a bread that's slightly less sweet.
** May use either honey, maple syrup or molasses to sweeten.

(c)2009 Kay Pere ~ Effusive Muse Publishing

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