I had a few friends over for lunch the other day. Fun! One of them had just met with a nutritionist and was on a menu plan that didn’t include bread or fruit- or any sugar, actually. I thought… I need to do that. But then, my husband suggested that I bake a loaf of bread. 🙂
My friend had to eat a deconstructed sandwich- and even had to remove the tomato! As I’m sure her suffering will be completely worth it, I might reconsider a dietary change when this delicious loaf is gone! 😉
This recipe was adapted from The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook. I modified the recipe to incorporate bread flour and bake in a bread machine. It was very soft and moist. Amazing sandwich bread.
Yield: One loaf
For the Oat Mixture:
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup rolled or steel-cut oats
- 4 T plus 1/2 tsp honey
- 2 T unsalted butter
- 1/2 T coarse salt
For the Dough:
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 2 cups bread or all-purpose flour
- 1/2 T bread machine yeast
- In the bread machine loaf pan: Combine the boiling water, oats, honey, butter, and salt. Let cool slightly.
- Add the warm water.
- Add the flours; spread into the corners of the pan to create a level surface.
- Make a well in the center of the flour; place the yeast in the well.
- Set the bread machine to Basic 1 1/2 pound loaf, medium crust color. Wait & Enjoy!
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More power to your friend her diet plan but…I could never do that. It just wouldn’t work. lol
Your bread loaf looks amazing! Perfect for building lots of yummy sandwiches. Nice job Josette 🙂
I’m not sure I could do it either- it makes me feel like such a wimp! 😉 Thanks, Jess.
Your friends regimen sounds similar to mine, that bread is very tempting. It looks fantastic. Bread is the hardest thing for me to give up, not the stuff you buy sliced in the grocer but a good homemade loaf like this is hard to resist.
My husband has a real love of bread. I would have a much harder time not eating fruit! Good luck to you with your new regimen too. It seems that you are still enjoying amazing eats! Who needs bread? 😉
I’m curious…I make a lot of bread and I don’t eat any form of sugar…
The no bread- no fruit/sugar part of her plan was for about 2 weeks I think. The plan involved a LOT of protein and lots of eggs. Your diet is so veggie loaded & fabulous! No need to change over there. 😉
No no, I meant your comment about you couldn’t give up sugar because you couldn’t give up bread? I never put sugar in bread..
Or am I confused??
Her plan would be hard for me because I would have to give up all sugar- including fruit. The bread would be harder for my husband to give up! You are right- I usually only add a small amount of sugar to bread for the yeast. This loaf happens to have a more generous amount of honey! Am I making sense? 🙂 Hope so.
Totally! Thank you 🙂
The bread and the sugar are 2 separate items removed from her diet. 😉 Sorry for the confusion!
What is the aim of the diet??
To lose body fat! Slimming. 🙂
Ah…it’s so extreme I wondered if it was a health issue…good that it isn’t..
Nope- all by choice. 🙂
Mouthwatering. Beautiful photograph. xx
Thank you so much. ❤
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