Friday, February 18, 2011

light oat bread

bread? again?? tak masak ke minah ni??? masak noks...but i just have to share this recipe. OMG! seriously? i will make this bread again and again and again and again and again and again...(got my drift?) and again AND again!!!

what i love about this bread is (what don't i love about any bread, kan?) is that the crust is super crusty but the inside is really, really soft. unbelievably soft. seriously? seriously! i no lie. you try. roomate told me that i should bake this senang like that HOH! well, we'll see. as it is, the loaf is already gone and i'm contemplating on whether i should start another loaf or not. what say you?

i wasn't planning on baking any bread but narnee kept on mentioning peanut butter and bread, bread and crunchy peanut butter...and since i don't have any bread at home, why not just bake a loaf... *file nails, trying to look very nonchalant* haha...

this time round i got the recipe from here. iyelah, takkan hari-hari nak pegi kacau pook punya blog...already i'm a stalker there...sometimes she needs a break from me. haha!!!

okay, on to the recipe, yes?

295ml water, next time i will experiment with milk and see what happens.
25g margerine, i used butter
6g salt, mengada-ngada tau 6g, a.k.a 1 tsp salt
375g all purpose flour, i used bread flour, will try wholemeal next time.
40g rolled oats
25g brown sugar
6g active dry yeast, or 1½ tsp active dry yeast, or half a packet

okay, this recipe is actually for a bread machine (will from now on be known as BM) but since i don't have a BM, i thought maybe i can play around and make my own version. i mean, how bad can it be, right? here's what i did...

the how to:
1)  combine the yeast, sugar and warm water.  let it sit for about 10 minutes, till it's frothy.

2)  in another bowl combine all dry ingredients.

3)  mix the dry ingredients with the yeast mixture along with the butter.

4)  with the hook attachment, knead the bread on low speed (no. 2) for about 8-10 minutes. (i usually wait until the bowl is 'clean' and the dough is sticking only at the bottom of the bowl. check to see if it's elastic, if it is...then you're good to go!)

5)  take a big bowl and brush it with some butter, i spray EVOO. take the dough and coat it with some of the oil in the bowl so that it will not stick. cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to rest for about an hour or until it doubles in size.

6)  once done, slowly and gently and with ALL the love that you have...PUNCH the dough to let some of the air out. and then shape it in whatever shape you want. what i did was, i kneaded the dough lightly and then placed it in a pre-greased loaf pan.

7)  let the dough then rest for another half an hour. (this is when you heat your oven to 190°C.)

8)  before you bake the bread, be sure to brush a little bit of water on the dough and sprinkle some rolled oats, for beautification purposes. :-)

9)  bake it for about 15-20 minutes. once done, tap the bottom of the loaf, if it sounds hollow then, your bread is ready. *YEAY!! happy dance*

also good with butter and jam, YO!

try it, you WILL NOT be sorry. i promise you. if you don't like your loaf, email me for my address. hehehehe...

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