Cookbook:No-Knead Oatmeal Bread

No-Knead Oatmeal Bread
CategoryBread recipes
Servings1 pound
TimePrep 15 minutes
Rise 2 hours
Bake ¾-1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | American cuisine | Bread

Ingredients Edit

Ingredient Volumetric/Count [note 1] Imperial Weight Metric weight Baker's % [note 2]
Boiling water 2 cups 1 pound 500 g 54.95%
Rolled oats 1 cup 4 ounces 110 g 12.09%
Vegetable shortening or butter ¼ stick 1 ounce 30 g 3.3%
Light molasses or honey ½ cup 6 ounces 170 g 18.68%
Salt 1 tablespoon 18 g 1.98%
Active dry yeast 2 packages 14 g 1.54%
Eggs, lightly beaten 2 4¼ ounces 120 g 13.19%
Whole wheat flour 6½ cups 2 pounds 910 g 100%
Total n/a 1872 g 205.71%

Procedure Edit

  1. butter two 8-inch Dutch ovens
  2. Combine boiling water, oats, shortening, and molasses.
  3. Add salt, cool to lukewarm.
  4. Add yeast and mix well.
  5. Blend in eggs.
  6. Gradually add flour, mixing until dough is well blended.
  7. Place dough in greased Dutch oven; let rise until double (about two hours).

Dutch oven

  1. Bake in Dutch oven for 45 minutes (350°F). Place 5 briquettes on bottom and 11 on top.

Conventional Oven

  1. Place in a well-greased round pan.
  2. Let rise until doubled.
  3. Bake in conventional oven for one hour. (350°F)

Tips, Notes, and Variations Edit

  • Rising bread requires warmth. Cool or dry weather inhibits the process. When outside temperatures are too cool for breads to rise, place 3-4 hot coals on top of the oven with bread inside. If it's windy, provide a windbreak.
  • Start baking breads slightly before reaching the "double" stage. As the oven heats, the dough continues to rise. Have the bottom heat ready to go when the bread is. Add top heat immediately. When bread is ⅔ baked, take off bottom heat.