This tender high-rising bread has catapulted to the front of the line when it comes to favorite snacks! On its own it’s pretty darn awesome; when paired with my homemade apple butter or another one of my fruit spreads, it’s freaking ahhhhhh-mazing!
Oatmeal Bread (adapted from King Arthur) my changes are noted with an asterisk
3 cups King Arthur unbleached bread flour
1 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp clarified butter *
1 1/2 Tsp salt
3 Tbsp Agave*
2 Tsp active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups lukewarm milk
1/3 cup golden raisins*
1/3 cup currents*
**dissolve yeast in a bit of warm milk before adding to ingredients.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix untill you form a shaggy dough. Knead dough for approximately 10 minutes until it is smooth. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow it to rest for about an hour; it will become very puffy, but may not double in size.
Transfer dough to a lightly oiled surface and shape it into a log. Place log into a lightly greased loaf pan, cover and allow dough to rise for an additional 60-90 minutes, or until it has crested 1-2 inches above the rim of the pan.
Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes. If the bread begins to brown too quickly, tent it with a piece of aluminum foil for the remaining 10 minutes of baking.