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Best Bread Bake-off: Honey Oat Bread – 4 out of 5 stars!

22nd May 2008

Ok, I’m getting pretty serious about making bread.  We’re loving the taste and freshness of our homemade loaves.  Now I’ve got to get serious about figuring out the right recipe and cooking method.  So welcome to the Best Bread Bake-Off!

I’ve made several different recipes, and I know many of them have been tasty… but I can’t remember quite which ones were good and which weren’t so good.  I actually really prefer to make the dough in the breadmaker and take it out for rising and baking in a loaf pan in the oven.  But that method is hit-or-miss… something isn’t right with my rising technique, and baking the bread in the oven heats up the house, which isn’t a good thing in the hot humid days of summer in a house that’s already 80 degrees.  So I’m going to test the recipes and baking methods over the next few weeks and document my results here.  We’ll find a winner!

Honey Oat Bread
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 3 c. white bread flour (I used equal parts bread flour and white whole wheat.)
  • 1/2 c. raw oatmeal
  • 2 t. yeast

Made in the breadmaker on "white" setting and "light" crust. 
Thoughts – VERY tasty.  Cuts well, nice flavor, not too wheaty.  Crust was perfect.  **** (4 out of 5, though I’m not sure exactly what makes 5 stars… this was pretty darn good.)

4 Responses to “Best Bread Bake-off: Honey Oat Bread – 4 out of 5 stars!”

  1. Corrie Says:

    Great idea on documenting your tests! I should do that, too — I find my technique extremely hit-and-miss. đŸ™‚

  2. The taste tester Says:

    I had an awesome PB&J sandwich while the bread was still a little warm from coming out of the bread maker. It was delicious!

  3. Kat Cardwell Says:

    or was it de-wish-ous?

  4. Michele Kackert Says:

    I’ve got this in the bread machine right now for a test run! Thanks for posting.

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