I have been super into baking bread lately (if you couldn’t tell). It is so therapeutic and I feel so much better eating it compared to store bought bread. This recipe does not require special tools either- all you need is an oven and a bread tin!
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 2 tsp instant or active dry yeast
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP optional seeds: sesame, poppy, sunflower, etc
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in milk so its just warm
- In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and milk with maple syrup, warm water, and yeast- mix with wooden spoon until combined. In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, and salt. Add flour to bowl
- Turn the dough onto a clean, lightly floured countertop and form the dough into a ball
- Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes, if too sticky, add a little extra flour
- Place the dough ball in a clean bowl and proof until it doubles in size- place either in a warm area or in a proofing oven (most ovens have the option). Takes 40 minutes – 1 hour
- Once proofed, grease 9 x 9 bread tin. Roll the dough into a log and then place into the greased pan- seam side down.
- Cover with a clean dish towel and allow to proof 40-50 minutes until the dough doubles in size
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350
- Once proofed, brush the top with water and sprinkle seeds on top. Bake 30-35 minutes. The bread is done when the top is golden brown
- Wait until it cools before cutting!
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