So, I've made my first bread this year (#30 on the list). I haven't decided what kinds of breads to make so I went to the King Arthur Flour website to find a recipe. They have really good biscotti recipes so I figured I could count on them for good bread recipes too, and I was right.
My first bread, as the title of the post indicates, was a Honey Oat Pain De Mie. Of course, I had no idea what Pain-De-Mie was, but according to wikipedia, it is a type of sliced, packaged bread. I think there's a special pan you're supposed to use but I just used a regular bread pan. It was a little small for the loaf but it tasted great anyway. The recipe came from here.
flour - 3 cups
butter - 4 tablespoons
salt - 1.5 teaspoons
honey - 3 tablespoons
old-fashion oats - 1 cup
yeast 2 teaspoons
water - 1 cup
I didn't really follow the instructions. I put the yeast in the warm water, let it start doing its thing, and then added the rest of the ingredients.
This is what it looked like then -- kind of nasty -- but I let that sit for a while and then kneaded it and let it rise and put it in the bread pan and cooked it.
Since it was a little big for the pan it hang over the edges kind of funny, but it tasted really good.
Here's what it looked like this morning ...
It would be a great bread to go with soup or just by itself. It might even work for sandwiches, if it would last that long.