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Oatmeal Loaf

Channel your inner ‘Bake Off’ with this simple but delicious bread recipe. Making bread is a lot easier than it looks and you’ll be rewarded with the most delicious smell. Top with your favourite spread and enjoy!

With credit to HGCA, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

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Main Ingredients
  • 200g strong wholemeal bread flour
  • 250g strong white bread flour
  • 25g oatmeal
  • 25g oats + 1tbsp
  • 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil

Main Instructions
  1. Mix the flours, oatmeal, 25g oats, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 300ml warm water with the honey and oil and stir into the flour to form a dough.
  3. Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes - 1 hour until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Grease a 1kg loaf tin.
  5. Knock the dough back, and mould into a rough loaf shape to drop into the prepared tin. Cover and leave for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle with the remaining oats and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden. Remove from the tin and cool.
  6. Serve with jam, marmalade or lemon curd.
  7. Top tip
  8. Simply roll into a large round shape and place straight on a greased baking tray and bake instead of using a loaf tin. For a savoury start to the day, try serving with smoked mackerel pate. It will keep for 1-2 days in an air tight container.
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