Sunday, March 22, 2009

WW Oat Bread

More bread baking since I couldn't bring myself to spend even $2.50 on a loaf of bread at the store. It's not that much, but knowing that I could make my own loaf for less than that, I opted for the latter. I probably just spent the $2.50 on something else, but that's besides the point!

On to the bread... I had copied this recipe down awhile ago so I went ahead and made a loaf of Whole Wheat Oat Bread. For the flour I used a mix of WW, WWW, and AP flour. I also needed more flour than called for, easily another 1/2c. As temperature, humidity, elevation can all play games with bread recipes, I went with my yeast experiences and added as much as needed so the dough was no longer sticky.


The result was a fantastic loaf of bread!! Maybe my best loaf yet ;-) Nice and moist, full of flavor it was fantastic on the side of a bowl of soup, or Winter Ratatouille w/Poached Egg.



I'm so behind with my blogging and reading (sorry!!), but I did happen to notice a Vita-Mix giveaway over at Jumbo Epanadas. Oh how I would rock this puppy out :) Hope everyone had a great weekend!

38 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Scrumptious bread-baking!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! :-)

Maria said...

The loaf is beautiful. You did a great job!!

Erica said...

Looks great! I love making bead- so easy and so much better/fresher than store bought!

Elra said...

Wow Tff, that look really beautiful.
Love home made bread.
Cheers,
elra

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Impressive. That bread looks beautiful. I'm into making my own bread and tortillas these days. I never knew it was so easy.

Oh my gosh - I totally hope you win the Vita-Mix. Every food blogger needs one in their life!

Heather said...

ah! that looks gorgeous :) i love homemade bread :)

Bridget said...

That bread looks fantastic!! I need to make some bread...I've wanted to break in my Mixer's dough hook for a while now :)

So glad you liked Tremont 647!! That place is so good!!!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

the break looks amazingly good!!! it's easy to make, it saves money and you enjoy making it! PERFECT :D

Esi said...

That bread sounds good! I used this tutorial to get my 3 column format and then played with the margins a bit. Good luck!

http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2007/07/create-three-column-blogger-template.html

Krista said...

What great looking bread!!! YUM!

Ricki said...

Gorgeous looking bread! Just to show you where my head is at, I read the title and thought, "Why is she making Weight Watchers Oat Bread?" ha ha!

PS I keep forgetting to mention: do you know that it's still "snowing" on your blog photos?

Reeni♥ said...

That is a gorgeous loaf of bread!!

Meg said...

What a beautiful loaf of bread!

Kerstin said...

What a gorgous loaf of bread - I love the oats on top! I'm lazy about baking bread, but I'm going to bookmark this one - you've inspired me :)

alexandra said...

oh my gosh, this winter ratatouille with poached egg is right up my alley. sounds totally amazing. and with some of this WW oat bread? holy yum!

Amy said...

mmmmm your bread always looks soo tasty and fresh :). I could just eat bread all the time...love it.

Emily said...

Wow! The oat bread looks terrific!

Lauren said...

These whole wheat breads you keep on baking look soooo good! I'm planning to make some cinnamon raisin in my bread machine this week - yep, I take the lazy route :)

Elina said...

Wow, Shannon - this looks amazing! Absolutely gorgeous - seriously! And you can make that for less than 2.50, awesome!:)

Joanne said...

That bread looks amazing! I have the same attitude as you about most foods...if I can make it better and for less, why buy it?

Burp and Slurp~! said...

wow! what a lovely golden loaf of bread! I just want to stick a knife in it and cut out a huge hunk! I've tried bread-making, but they always come out a tad bit yeasty...

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

ooo that would make the perfect bread bowl for clam chowder!

Rachel said...

The loaf is gorgeous!

Yes, cc w/ jam is good. Regular CC can be so boring. Need to work on adding flax to my oatmeal!

Astra Libris said...

I am awe of how beautiful your loaf of bread is!! You're a baking genius!

(I also completely agree with you about baking bread instead of buying a loaf... I've been baking bread more and more these days... Such a fun way to economize, too! :-)

Mark Salinas said...

Very tasty! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Pumpkin said...

Homemade bread is the best, isn't it? Yours looks gorgeous!

Jess said...

That looks fantastic! Buying bread is so expensive, but making it is time consuming. *Sigh*

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks totally professional! When my mom used to bake bread like that I'd hollow it out and get in may-juh trouble! ;)
I'm glad you're behind on blogging/reading. It means you took time for life! Yeah girl yeah!

Annie said...

OOh, I'm so jealous! I have been wanting to make a nice whole wheat bread. I have a bread machine and it just sits there week after week.
Well anyway it looks gorgeous!

Rusty - Fitness Black Book said...

I will only visit your blog now, when I'm not hungry. Seriously...I am putting on my jacket and heading out to the grocery store.

There is nothing as good as freshly baked bread. I need to develop some bread baking "skills"...I have never even made an attempt at it.

lesley said...

Your bread looks perfectly delicious!!! : )

Fitnessista said...

WHOOOOOA! that loaf of bread is so professional!
when are you opening your own restaurant? i know you're busy with academia but i think it would be a great idea :D
have a wonderful day!

HangryPants said...

Awesome bread! Do you have a mixer or do you knead by hand?

ttfn300 said...

Rusty- it's not too difficult, you get the hang of it after a loaf or two. Luckily it's cheap to "mess up" :)

Fitnessista- haha, I like to cook for guests, but doubt I'd be in for the stress of a restaurant. Maybe a b&b someday! Let me know when you're coming to Boston :)

Hangry- I've used both, but i'm trying to use my mixer since I have one!

innascribbles said...

I am so jealous of your amazing bread baking abilities- that looks delicious!

Olivia said...

I bet this made your house smell wonderful. Nothin beats the smell of fresh bread.

healthy ashley said...

I think your bread looks better than bread from the store!

Kevin said...

Baking your own bread is always fun and it fills your place with an amazing aroma!

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