Easy-peasy Loaf

June 02, 2016

Easy-peasy Loaf doesn't look much but the taste is phenomenal! What's more, it keeps fresh well. I love making homemade bread for my family and this plain ordinary loaf is a good reason for doing so. 

1 big loaf 

1 L (1 kg) lukewarm water 
50 g fresh yeast 
1 tbsp salt 
3 dl (100 g) rolled oats 
1 L (650 g) wheat flour 
1 L (650 g) dark wheat flour (also called yeast bread wheat flour) *

* Dark wheat flour is one of my favorite flours for baking. It contains part of the bran layer. That's why it's darker in color and contains more vitamins and minerals than regular white wheat flour. It adds flavor to basic breads and produces nice, not so fluffy texture.

Dissolve yeast and salt into lukewarm water. Add rolled oats, mix well. Gradually mix in the flours and knead the dough about 10 minutes. 

Cover and leave to rise at room temperature for one hour. 

Turn the dough out onto a baking tray covered with a parchment paper. Use a dough scraper to assist you and shape it into one big loaf and put it straight into the oven. 

Preheat the oven to 250°C. Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 200°C and bake for a further 30 minutes. The bread is ready if it sounds hollow, when you knock on its base. 

Let cool on a wire rack.

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3 kommenttia

  1. what a lovely blog you have here. I just discovered it, I am sure I will be back for more recipes. In the meantime, when you write "wheat flour" are you referring to white all purpose flour? And is "dark wheat flour" the same as whole wheat flour?

  2. You are warmly welcome! And yes, "wheat flour" = white all purpose flour. "Dark wheat flour" is similar to whole wheat flour, but it's lighter, something between regular white flour and whole wheat flour. It contains only 75 % of the wheat kernel, and part of the bran layer. Anyway, it's darker in color and contains more vitamins and minerals than white wheat flour. Whole wheat flour = graham flour.

    1. Thank you for this lesson. I will give it a try.