Bread with Cherry Preserves

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So, hi! IMB. Though we barely had any yeast and no whole-wheat flour, which I like. I would go to the grocery store except that it is 1) not covered in pillows/duvets/corgis and 2) you cannot smock at the grocery store, so therefore it is unappealing as a destination as far as I'm concerned. That said, I do have oats and honey in the pantry, so if you have a tried-and-true honey-oatmeal bread recipe for a bread-baking-linen-smocking-but-otherwise-useless lump like me, would you be interested in pointing me toward it? I've been really wanting to make some of that for a while, but I'd love a recommendation. Thanks!!!


Looks yummy to me! And, so does that bird plate...I absolutely adore it!!! :)

martha in mobile says: January 27, 2010 at 04:07 PM

Well, I can give you my recipe:
1 C old-fashioned oats
3-1/2 C bread flour (or 2-1/2 C bread flour + 1 C ww flour)
1-1/2 t salt
1/4 C flax seed (optional)
1/3 C dry milk
1-1/4 C warm water
2 T oil
2 T honey

2t active dry yeast into wets until bubbly; add wets to drys; knead (6min at #2 on a stand mixer, YMMV);
Put in oiled 8" loaf pan; let raise; 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.
It's our daily bread...

Hi! I use this recipe that I gleaned from Amanda Soule at

The WHO stands for Wheat Honey and oats! It's pretty tasty! She also has this listed with and acoustic recipe if you prefer to not use a machine....


WHO Bread

(makes 1.5 lb loaf, set to 'basic' with medium crust)

1 1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons butter @ room temperature
1 tsp salt
3 cups of flour (we do 2 cups unbleached white, 1 cup whole wheat pastry)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast (or, one package)

Hi there, I make oatmeal bread all the time and it's delish. I do put it in the bread machine to knead and rise, then shape it and bake it in the oven, but it would probably work by hand.
it calls for brown sugar but I'm guessing you could substitute it for honey. Hope it works for you.

Hi! I second the WHO bread from Soulemama. It's good. By the way, I love the acronym IMB. It cracks me up every time I see it here. xoxo

LOL, it looks so yummi!

Great. I have to go make bread now. Thanks. (No, seriously, thanks.)

I haven't made bread with oatmeal, but I have made other breads and your earlier IMB post really resonated with me. :) Today I was having a frustrating day on many levels and I made lemon bars and it felt SO GOOD. Note to self: next time I'm cranky, bake something.

I have yet to bake my own bread because I know I'd do considerable damage and eat the whole lot.

And I don't leave the house for the same reasons... so what if the pantry's bare and the fridge is empty :)

I vote for Soulemama's WHO bread too! It is delicious and best eaten warm while it still smells like hot cross buns. Yum!!

well it's not a bread recipe - but rather a scone recipe that is too good to be true!

This one is on my list of things to bake:

Not much honey, but plenty of oats.

I am in the same pickle with the not wanting to shop because I'm cold, except now we need milk and so I will have to give in.

I don't enjoy the grocery store for much the same reasons. No down duvets or Shelties.

This is my all-time favorite oatmeal bread/homemade bread in general. You can use all white flour if that is what you have, but we like a mix, or all whole wheat.

The recipe for bread in the current Martha Stewart Magazine is so good- I made the cinnamon variation last week and it was gobbled up by my loves wicked fast. This bread is almost too good to eat, Auntie! These are the squeals I love to hear coming from the kitchen :)

I'm picturing you making honey oat bread in bed. Seems a bit messy and I'm not sure how you're planning on doing the kneading, but if it works out, please do tell us all about it! :)

I'm sorry I don't have a recipe, but just love your plate!

We've made this recipe for years and it is sooo yummy. I usually add more whole wheat and less white flour. I've been on a whole grain soaking kick lately, so I will usually mix up the oats, warm water, honey, whole wheat flour and a little yogurt or buttermilk and let it sit overnight, then add everything else the next morning. :) Yummy!
Oatmeal Bread
1 c oats
½ c honey
2 c boiling water
2 tsp salt
3 T butter
1 c whole wheat flour
1 envelope yeast
4 ½ c white flour
¼ c warm water

Pour boiling water over oats. Let sit 15-20 minutes and add butter halfway through. When lukewarm, combine all ingredients. Knead. Let rise until double. Form into two loaves and let rise until nearly double. Bake at 375 for 35-45 mintues.

What did martha mean when she wrote "YMMV" ????

First thing I thought of was WHO bread, but that's covered. I find it a bit crumbly, but it's so tender and just a little sweet. I make it acoustic style.
Just starting snowing here in NYC, so maybe I should make some too.

I, too, smile at the IMB acronym.

Here is a very simple recipe my husband has been making yields the most fantastic lump of rustic bread with the type of crust dreams are made of.

I was going to send you my recipe, but it looks like you've gotten some good ones already! But I did want to tell you that sometimes when we have leftover oatmeal from breakfast, I use it to make oatmeal bread. Most of the recipes call for putting boiling water over the oats before mixing it with the other ingredients, so the oatmeal left from breakfast is that step! I just add a bit more hot water to make it thinner and then go from there! Oatmeal bread is definitely comfort food at its best!

I first used the recipe for Oatmeal Bread from "Beard on Bread" 25 years ago, it has never failed me, absolutely the best with honey:

I just wanted to thank you, so, so much for commenting on my blog! I have followed your blog for a long time and absolutely love it - it's only now that I start to blog myself that I realise how nice it is to get/leave a comment!! And thank you for the kind words - I couldn't have done it without you!

Sorry, Alicia. The ONLY bread I can make is the no-knead bread recipe you posted a while ago. It's the only yeast bread I never kill.

Good luck!

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