Oats - an ingredient that I use almost every day. An ingredient that I like to toss into most loaves of bread. An ingredient that made its way into my beloved ice cream. Oats - the theme for this month's Bread Bakers. Sounds perfect for me, right? Yeah, I thought so too. But the days ticked by and I couldn't think of anything to make. Had I reached my oats saturation point? I first made one of my most favorite sourdough loaves. It's a simple but delicious sandwich bread that holds a special place in my heart because it's the first sourdough bread that I got "right".
It was still as delicious as I remembered. I took some pictures. But I wasn't satisfied. It just didn't feel like the bread I wanted to share this month. I whined to a friend and he reminded me about the sourdough porridge bread he had sent me months before. I reminded him about my serious porridge aversion. Back to the thinking board.
Later that week I was craving bread sticks and I did what I often do - threw some oats in. They were really soft and really really good. I love how easy it is to customise them. You can brush them with whatever you like - garlic + butter, herbs + butter or even cheese + butter. Just don't forget the butter. For this batch, I used some thyme. But on a subsequent batch, it was cinnamon and sugar.
If you're looking for some oat inspiration, I know I am, the Bread Bakers have quite the list for you - approximately 30 ways to use oats in your dough. Thanks, Rocio for hosting! Enjoy!
Recipe by: Kelly
Yield: ~ 9 breadsticks
35 grams old fashioned rolled oats
12 grams sugar
6 grams salt
170 grams really hot water
240 grams flour
1 t instant yeast
14 grams oil
2 tablespoons melted butter, warm
1- 2 teaspoons, chopped herbs
Combine oats, sugar, salt and hot water in a large bowl. Cover and let sit for at least an hour. To the bowl, add flour, yeast and oil. Knead until you have a smooth, soft dough. This will take about 6 or 7 minutes. It should be tacky but not sticky.
Place dough in an oiled container. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Combine the topping ingredients and set aside.
Preheat oven to 425 F.
When dough has risen, divide into 9 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 7 - 9 inch log. Place each log on a greased baking sheet or a parchment lined baking sheet. I used an 18" x 13" half sheet pan with each placed about an inch apart. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Bake for 5 minutes or just until set. Brush with half the melted butter + herbs and return to the oven. Bake for another 5 - 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining butter + herbs.
Oatmeal Bread themed #BreadBakers:
Oatmeal Bread themed #BreadBakers:
- Agave Oatmeal Sour Dough Bread from My Catholic Kitchen
- Applesauce Oatmeal Bread from Hostess at Heart
- Banana Oatmeal Loaf from Basic N Delicious
- Blueberry Currant Oatmeal Bread from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Honey-Oatmeal Muffins from A Baker's House
- Honey Oats Bread Loaf from Gayathri's Cook Spot
- Honey Nut Oatmeal Waffles from Magnolia Days
- Honey Wheat Oat Bread from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Irish Oat and Whole Wheat Bread from Cali's Cuisine
- Lemon Blueberry Oat Bread from Kids & Chic
- Multigrain Twist Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Oat Breadsticks from Passion Kneaded
- Oatmeal and Whole Wheat Rolls from Sneha's Recipe
- Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread from Ruchik Randhap
- Oatmeal Porridge Sandwich Loaf from Bakers and Best
- Oatmeal Stout Loaf from Food Lust People Love
- Oat & Honey Bread from La Cocina de Aisha
- Oats and Millet Idli from Spice Roots
- Oats Garlic Kulcha from SimplyVeggies
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Oatmeal Scones from G'Gina's Kitchenette
- Rolled Oat Sourdough Boule from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Savory Oats Scones from Sara's Tasty Buds
- Triple Seeded Oat Bread from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread from Spill the Spices
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