Homemade Loaf Bread

This is my mom’s famous homemade loaf bread.  A perfect combination of honey, oats, this chewy and soft bread is a recipe my family raves over!  The bread is wonderful dipped in olive oil, or smeared in butter, and served with delicious spaghetti and meatballs!  It makes 3 loaves and freezes very nicely.  Make it today, and save the leftovers for later.  Enjoy!
 
Homemade Loaf Bread
Yield: 3 loaves
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1½ cups water
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 cups oats
  • 7 cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 packages rapid rise yeast
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix together the milk, water, honey, and butter and heat to 130 degrees.
  2. Whisk together oats, 5 cups bread flour, yeast, and salt. Pour into bowl of electric mixer
  3. In an electric mixer with a bread hook, pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Add eggs. Knead with mixer until firm. Add 2 more cups of bread flour (you want a soft, but firm dough).
  5. Place dough in a large, buttered bowl. Let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 20 to 30 minutes. If using regular yeast, allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Divide dough into 3 loaves (rounds or long loaves). Place in lightly buttered pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Notes
Bread freezes nicely.

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