Honey Oat Bread
2 ½ -3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 tbsp milk powder
2 ¼ tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup honey + 2tbsp honey
2 tbsp canola oil or melted butter
1 – 1 ¼ cup warm water
Add flour, oats, milk powder, yeast, salt and sugar into a food processing bowl or a large bowl.
Pulse once or twice to mix all.
Mix warm water, honey and oil and pour into dry mixture and mix well for few minutes.
If using bowl, mix with a wooden spoon first to mix all ingredients and knead well with hands for 5 mins till you have soft slightly sticky dough.
Rub 2 tbsp oil in the sides of a bowl and over the dough. Cover with cling wrap and leave aside for 30-40 mins till double in size.
Meanwhile preheat oven to 170-180 degree Celsius.
Grease a bread loaf pan with oil and sprinkle some oats over all sides.
Deflate the dough and knead lightly on a work surface. Shape into a log and place in the pan.
Keep aside for 30-40 mins.
Warm 2 tbsp honey in microwave and brush the top of the bread lightly.(can use water also to brush)
Sprinkle some oats on top.
Boil 2 cups of water and pour in a cake pan or any oven safe dish. Place this in the lowest rack.
Place bread in the middle rack.
Bake for approx. 40-45 mins till top is light dark brown.
Cool for 10 mins in pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice with a serrated knife.