Thursday 20 November 2014

Oatmeal Bread (Breadmaker)

The added oatmeal not only adds dietary fibre to the loaf, but also helps to keep the bread moist during baking. A nice soft loaf baked easy using a breadmaker :)

Yield: One 13x10x12cm loaf, ~430g
Appliance: Whirlpool BM1000 breadmaker

20g instant oatmeal
125g boiling water
1 beaten egg (~50g)
20g fine sugar
1/2 tsp salt
20g unsalted butter
250g bread flour
1/2 tsp instant dry yeast

1. Pour boiling water onto the oatmeal to make a paste. Set aside to cool down.
Do not stir the oatmeal, just leave it to absorb the water.
Cover the hot mixture to prevent moisture lose through evaporation.

2. Pour oatmeal mixture into the bread pan.
If the total weight of the mixture falls below 145g, top up the difference with water.

3. Add beaten egg.

4. Add sugar and salt.

5. Add in softened butter.

6. Pour in the bread flour.

7. Dig a small hole, and pour in the instant dry yeast.

8. Transfer the bread pan to the bread machine.

9. Close the lid, select "1" Basic program; choose your preferred crust "Colour"; and press "Start".

10. Just before the baking cycle starts, apply a thin coat of fresh milk over the top. This step is optional.

11. At the end of the baking cycle.

12. Transfer the bread out of the mould to a cooling rack immediately.

13. Slice the bread with a bread knife and enjoy the slice :)

You may take out the dough and the kneading blade when the countdown timer reads 2:30. Shape the dough slightly into a ball by pulling down the sides and tuck in at the base. Pat the dough with some oatmeal and returns the dough to the bread pan to continue the process.

Recipe adapted from 

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