Friday 24 June 2011

More Wheaten Bread

Yes, I know, I spend my life trying new ways with this loaf. It probably gets a little boring but when I shuffle the ingredients once again and there is a good final product, I feel compelled to share it. This was good...........very good. Nice moist dark crumb (that's what bread geeks call the inside of the loaf) lovely golden oatie crust. If you are into healthy eating well it's full of oats and you could of course replace the  maple syrup with honey or leave out the sugary stuff altogether but there's no fun in that. On the subject of fun don't forget when it comes out of the oven cut a big piece and cover it thickly in butter. Use your other hand to catch the drips while you cram it in your mouth. Just tell your arteries to be quiet.

Oatie Wheaten Bread

Pre heat your oven to 200.C/180.C Fan/400.F/Gas 6

Grease and flour a large loaf tin or a round sandwich tin or just a baking sheet and form the loaf by hand.

350gms/12oz wholemeal/whole wheat flour
100gms/4oz oats/oatmeal + a handful for topping
200mls buttermilk or ordinary milk soured with lemon juice + 50mls milk just in case you need it
50g/2oz butter
1egg beaten
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 heaped teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Place the oats, butter, salt and maple syrup in a bowl.
Heat the milk in the microwave or a saucepan until quite warm.
Pour onto the oat mixture and leave for half an hour stirring occasionally. Do not be tempted to skip this and throw the dry oats into the me you will just get a very dense loaf.
Now stir in half of the beaten egg, the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. You should have a spongy slightly sticky mix.
Don't worry about rushing this bit. I have found that the dough sitting around for a few minutes is quite beneficial

Spoon the dough into your prepared loaf tin/sandwich tin
If forming by hand, flour your hands well and form the dough into a round on your baking sheet. If your dough seems a little soft for that just add a little flour to the mix.....simple.

Brush some of the beaten egg over the top then sprinkle generouly with oats. Now splodge the rest of the egg over that.

Using a sharp knife draw a deepish crevice the full length if the tin. If you are doing a circular loaf cut a deep cross. It's to let the fairies out...........yes it is.

Now bake for 30-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. If it is getting a little too brown place a tin foil hat over the loaf after it has formed a skin.
Turn the loaf out onto a wire rack to cool.

Don't forget to cut that thick warm slice and butter it.

PS If anyone knows anything about white balance in cameras give me a call.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This bread looks wonderful! I'm a big fan of such delicacies. I bet it would be great for making smorgasbord...



Choclette said...

This sounds delicious, especially with a nice slab of butter on top. I've made soda bread with treacle before, but am really liking the sound of the maple syryp. I bet it's good with oats too.

Grannymar said...

Please Miss, May I have a warm slice with jam and not bu....

The bread sounds wonderful

Gloria Baker said...

I love wheaten bread and this look amazing! Have a nice weekend! xgloria

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Bread with butter, doesn't get much better. To bad butter is fattening because I love to spread it on delicious homemade bread.

Lesley said...

Lovely to see you posting again - this bread looks lovely and like all breads even more lovely slathered in butter!

Unknown said...

Oh my god that looks fabulous and I love your description of the dripping butter! Never made this before but it looks like I'm gonna have to give it a try! Blog looking lovely by the way!

Marie Rayner said...

That looks fabulous Granny! I am printing this one out to try soon!! xxoo

Rhyleysgranny said...

Thank you everyone. If you try it, enjoy. Thanks as always for taking the time to comment. Love you all x

Caroline said...

It looks gorgeous - I'm really into soda breads at the moment!

Love the top pic too!

Coby said...

Granny are you saying a low-fat cholesterol-free spread just wouldn't cut it?;) Bread sounds yum, and yes, of course, with butter!

Mary said...

I would be quite happy if you posted a recipe a week for wheaten bread! This looks delicious, and the maple syrup is something I've never tried in it. How un-Canadian of me! I've also recently discovered a source for the type of coarsely ground flour you can find easily there (it's freshly milled at the farmers' market). So, I've been making quite a bit of this, but mostly I just use the recipe from the Neill's bag. Must try this one!

Brownieville Girl said...

Love the new look!

That first photo is fantastic ... you'll be copied in the next bread book to come out!!

Look forward to giving this a go next week .... I know it will be fantastic.

the caked crusader said...

oats and buttermilk? What's not to like? Love your photo - very artistic! mine would be the slice with thick butter and a big bite out of it!

Neesie said...

Oh my....I've only just stumbled on to your blog and feel I've been missing so much.
I'm rather new to all this and learning all the time, but I LOVE to bake, so will be reading back through all your posts.
Unfortunately I'm right in the middle of a house move here in Melbourne, Australia (my 11th to be exact....phewph...that's expat life for you)
So can't really get to bake at the moment, which is very frustrating. I'm really looking forward to trying out some of your recipes in my new kitchen.

I've become a follower and hopefully you may get a chance to peek at my blog sometime. I am always open to hearing comments, tips and advice. Your obviously an expert! ;-)

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

looks utterly delishh..
first time here..lovely space you have..
gorgeous clicks..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

There's nothing better that bread and butter! I'll bet this makes fantastic French toast too! Yum! Thanks for a great recipe!


Sarah said...

Hello Brenda! Long time no see..... I loved this post, so you. I've been off the blogging game for too long. I'm getting a new camera, so will be getting my chops up again. Enjoyed reading this and gathering inspiration. Your blog has improved and gone from strength to strength. I hope you and family are well. LOL sarah x

Rhyleysgranny said...

Sarah - Good to see you and thanks for your kind words :) I was wondering where you had gone. Looking forward to your next post x

Rhyleysgranny said...

Neesie and Jay Thank you for dropping in.

Thank you all for your comments. Love them x

Brownieville Girl said...

I tried this recipe Granny, but added more milk than specified (thought it needed it)..... that will teach me....... The bread turned out claggy ..... I've learned my lesson to stick to your recipes exactly!!!