Some days, I truly feel like I'm living a dream come true! I have my dairy goats, my chickens and my garden and fruit trees. I have a wonderful husband who indulges me in all these things! :) I have my own "business" baking for the Farmer's Market from HOME!! Since I'm at home, I get to go down and feed the chickens their garden/kitchen scraps around 9:30 or 10:00. I'm able to tend to the garden more than if I was away all day. Today, I've got some beans soaking for dinner tonight that we will have with some chicken with some homemade salsa fresca made using ingredients from the garden, guacamole and tortillas. So far, I have six of today's eight scheduled loaves of bread finished, the last two are in the bread machines. I'm even getting to work on crocheting some new dishcloths and potholders! Don't get me wrong, I also have days when I'm TOTALLY exhausted by the end of the day and thinking it would be a good idea to move back to the city! LOL!! I'm sure all you Farmgirls out there can relate! ;)
Anyway, this is my favorite sandwich bread of all the ones I make. I have been making regular Oatmeal Bread (recipe from the back of the King Arthur Flour Bread Flour bag) for a couple of years and thought I would try it with half whole-wheat and half bread flour, I like it even better than the original! The whole-wheat flour gives it kind of a nutty taste. Hope you get to give it a try soon!
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup lukewarm milk
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.)
Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer. Shape dough into a loaf, put it in a greased pan, cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes, cover loosely with foil after 10 minutes.