Always use good bread pans when baking bread. A dark pan will make a darker bottom crust, so if you have problems with your crust getting too dark or burning, get new, lighter colored pans. If you like making bread and want it to turn out well, it’s worth the investment to get a good set.
Hearty Oats & Wheat loaves
Hearty and heathy whole grain bread with a ton of nutrients and so tasty! Another family favorite!
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35 - 40 minutes
Generously grease two loaf pans.
Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; Level off.
In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 Cups flour. oats, salt and yeast; blend well.
In medium saucepan, heat water corn syrup and butter until very warm (120° F. to 130° F.); Add warm liquid and eggs to flour mixture. Blend on low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
By hand, stir in whole wheat flour and rye flour to form a soft dough. On floured board, knead in up to one cup of all-purpose or bread flour until dough is smooth and elastic; about 10 minutes.
Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic wrap and warm damp towel. Let rise in warm place (80° F. - 85° F.) until light and doubled in size; about 1 hour.
Punch down dough. Divide into two equal parts; shape into loaves. Place into prepared pans and cover; let rise in warm place again until light and doubled in size, about 1 hour. Whisk together reserved egg white and one Tablespoon water and brush over loaves; sprinkle with sesame seed or oats.
Whisk together reserved egg white and
During last half hour of loaves rising, preheat over to 375° F. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tops are golden and loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pans to cooling racks immediately.
I recommend Red Star yeast for bread baking. I've always had amazing luck with it! I keep mine in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator and it lasts long beyond it's expiration date. If you make bread infrequently, you may want to buy a smaller amount in a jar or even in the packets. Yeast does not spoil, it just goes inactive from moisture, light and warmth.