steel cut oatmeal bread

Steel Cut Oatmeal Bread

Recipe

Oatmeal Bread (Steel Cut Oats version) from The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book

Process notes

  • cut recipe in half, making one loaf
  • used 1/4 of a batch of cooked steel cut oats (the total batch was 200 g of raw oats cooked in 3 3/4 c water)
  • used freshly-milled hard white wheat

8:15 a.m.: Prep ingredients and make dough. Added a bit of extra flour to compensate for too much hydration.

8:45 a.m.: First rise.

10:45 a.m.: Deflate dough, round, and cover for second rise.

11:45 a.m.: Flatten dough, shape, and put in loaf pan.

12:45 p.m.: Bake, 50 min., until internal temp is 198°.

Results

The recipe had warned of a lower-rising loaf when using steel cut oats, but happily that was not the case for me. The dough rose very well, and in fact I put it into the oven a touch too late and the center of the bread has a weak structure. There was a fair amount of oven spring, so next time it’ll get baked before it climbs so high in the pan.

Taste-wise, I’d put it on par with the rolled oats version, but maybe a little bit heartier. It was wonderful as a grilled cheese, toast, and as-is with a bit of butter.

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