Iowa Oatmeal Bread
2pkgs. yeast (1 1/2T.)
1/3c. warm water
1/3c. honey (scant)
5c.+ whole wheat flour
1/2c. ground flaxseed
Cook oatmeal in 2c. water, along. Let the mixture cool.
Dissolve yeast into warm water and sugar. Let it rise for about 5 minutes.
Combine the yeast and the oatmeal mixtures along with honey and salt. Knead in all of flaxseed and flour as needed. Let rise about 1 hour or until double in size. Reknead, using more flour as needed. Separate into two equal loaves. Let rise another hour or until double in size. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
My modifications: When I kneaded it for the second time I took out half and formed it into the loaf. Then I played with the second loaf! I added sunflower seeds (dry roasted, unsalted) and cracked wheat.
Both loaves came out looking great, at least to my standards! I happily enjoyed 2 slices of the sunflower/wheat loaf. Fresh, hot, hearty, chewy bread is the best.
Surprisingly, the plain loaf is actually my favorite - dare I say I won't mess with the recipe next time?? I used part of the loaf of plain bread for dinner... but more on that recipe another day!