Oat Bread Oat Bread

Oat Bread

Cooking Time 1 hr 5 mins Skill Level Hard Servings 10

Recipe Details

How to Make

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  1. 1

    Mix together the sifted flour, salt and oats.

  2. 2

    Measure yeast and sugar into a measuring jug and fill up to 400ml (¾ pint) with hand-hot water.

  3. 3

    Stir well and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes until frothy.

  4. 4

    Stir into the flour and oats to give a soft dough.

  5. 5

    Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.

  6. 6

    Place in a floured bowl and cover the dough lightly with greased polythene.

  7. 7

    Prove until doubled in size. Knead the dough again and shape.

  8. 8

    Halve the dough and shape each piece to fit into a greased 900ml (1½ pint) loaf tin.

  9. 9

    Cover and prove until doubled in size.

  10. 10

    Brush with beaten egg and bake at 230°C (450°C) gas 8 for 20 minutes, then at 190°C (375°F) gas 5, for a further 45 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

  11. 11

    Cool on a wire rack.

    Eat the same day.