One of the first bloggers I "met" online was Joyce at FlourPowerJoyce.blogspot.com. I really enjoyed reading her posts; they were always guaranteed to make me smile! I got to know her better when I asked if I could use a photo she took at an Atlanta Braves game as a reference for a painting. She graciously allowed me to use her picture. I finished the painting and gave it away... without taking a final photo!
|unfinished 8x10 oil on canvas from Joyce's photo|
(with more blue underpainting)
No-Knead Oatmeal Bread
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
6 cups all purpose flour
In a large bowl stir together sugar, salt and oats.
Add boiling water and butter; let stand until lukewarm.
Sprinkle yeast into 1/4 up warm water and stir until dissolved.
Add yeast mixture to oat mixture.
Stir in flour 1 cup at a time.
Dough will be sticky.
Transfer to a greased bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Lift and drop into bowl three to four times.
Grease two 9- by 5 by 3-inch loaf pans and divide dough into two equal portions.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Bake in a preheated over at 450 F. for 10 minutes.
Lower oven to 350 F. and bake for anothher 45 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped withe your finder.
Remove bread immediately from pans and cool on wire racks. Yields 2 loaves.
O is for Oatmeal Bread! If you've never made yeast bread, this is an easy recipe to try. You'll be so glad you did!
I'm linking this post to Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock's blog.