I really love bread. Some of my fondest memories revolve around a slice of bread topped with avo (hubby), a peanut butter sandwich (mom) and some toast with cheese and tomato with a fried egg (cousin), to name but a few. I have a feeling that this is only the beginning – bread will be the center of many things yet to come.
I have been experimenting with many types of bread recently, every one of them gorgeous. But this honey and oats loaf is something special. It has substance from the oats, a hint of sweetness from the honey and a beautiful crust to dip into a bowl of hot soup. As with any bread you can turn it into a great sandwich, but I would urge you to only go with the simplicity of a generous spread of butter.
For a 750 g bread – Recipe adapted from the Morphy Richards Fusion Bread Maker recipe booklet
270 ml water
2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
125 ml rolled oats
1,5 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons milk powder
480 g bread flour
2 teaspoons yeast
1. Pour the water and butter in the bread pan.
2. Add the oats, salt, honey, milk powder and flour.
3. Finally, add the yeast. Bake according to your machine’s specifications.