Friday, February 19, 2010

No-Knead Oatmeal Bread...Foodie Friday...

It's party time today for Foodie Friday and I am bringing a hot loaf of bread to the celebration. I was originally planning to bring Chinese Food to continue with my Chinese New Year theme but had to put that recipe on hold. My imaginary sue chef did not show up so "Mr. Vundervants" had to step up to the plate and help. I did not think that my little sous chef was up to all that chopping since he can barely handle a spoon and fork at his young age! His kitchen gadget of choice is a sippy cup!

This delicious bread recipe comes from Kathleen's Bake Shop Cookbook . I have made this easy oatmeal bread for years. The best is that it is No-Knead. You still need to allow a few hours from start to finish but mostly it is time just waiting for the dough to rise twice.

Punching down the dough is the most fun for my little sue chef.

Allow for time to wash your hands after you punch down the dough.
"Mr. Vundervants" hates to have have his hands dirty.
He said this was "YUCKY".

No-Knead Oatmeal Bread

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons butter
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
6 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl stir together sugar, salt and oats.
Add boiling water and butter; let stand until lukewarm.

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Sprinkle yeast into 1/4 up warm water and stir until dissolved.
Add yeast mixture to oat mixture.
Stir in flour 1 cup at a time.
Dough will be sticky.

Transfer to a greased bowl, cover blow with plastic wrap, and let rise until doubled in bulk.
Life and drop into bowl three to four times.

Grease two 9- by 5 by 3-inch loaf pans and divide dough into two equal portions.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in bulk.

Bake in a preheated over at 450 F. for 10 minutes.
Lower oven to 350 F. and bake for anothher 45 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped withe your finder.

Remove bread immediately from pans and cool on wire racks. Yields 2 loaves.

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  1. I bet that bread tastes extra sweet with Mr Vunderpants hands in it!
    Did I ever tell you that Kathleen grew up on the farm a short walk from me? It is where she first started selling her cookies.
    I can hear those dang roosters in the morning!
    Her bake shop is now called Tate's ..she made some bad business decisions and can't use the name Kathleen anymore.
    This Kathleen doesn't buy there, very pricey..the tourists keep her in business.
    Regular peeps like us bake for ourselves! :)
    The bread looks vunderful!!
    As for the blog crawl..I hope you are going to join in! Anything to do with the wearing of the green will do!

  2. What a handsome son you have! I enjoy baking bread too...but I cheat a little by using a machine. I add the ingredients and it does all the kneading for me. I'd like to try your recipe. It looks really good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...have a wonderful day!

  3. Thanks for the receipt. Now all I need is Mr. Vundervants to come to the Ponderosa to help me!

    Have a fun day and a wonderfully blessed weekend!!!

  4. Adorable and clearly a chef in training

  5. I wish I was better at baking. Your little helper is so adorable.

  6. He is sooooo cute! Your recipe looks easy. I may have to give it a try:)

  7. The bread looks wonderful but it doesn't have a chance sitting there with your cutie-pie. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. You little guy is just adorable!!!!!!!!

    Check on my blog for your award.

  9. Hi Joyce!

    This recipe sounds great! I can't wait till my sous chef s old enough to give me a hand making it one day :-) Your grandson is so adorable...and getting big!

    ♥ Pat

  10. Oh, I love oatmeal bread and your little helper there sure makes a mean loaf :)


  11. Mr Vunderpants is adorable! and his bread looks delicious!

  12. I love the name of your blog! I'll have to give that bread a try, I wish I was lucky enough to have an adorable helper like that!


  13. I never make fresh bread because I failed miserably in past attempts. However, if your little adorable cook can do it then I should be able to also, right? I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing a great recipe and your cutie with us.

  14. Yum for the bread! Your boy is just the cutest, Joyce!....Christine

  15. I'm in the mood to bake bread today so your post is perfect timing. I love the aroma of a loaf baking in the oven. Don't you just love having a special little helper in the kitchen with you?

  16. Looks delicious, and what a sweet little helper. I am still nervous to have my boys "help" too much in the kitchen, but they do like to pull up a chair and watch me occasionally.

  17. You have quite the adorable assistant there Joyce! The bread looks delicious- re: your blog comment, I am not a big fan of RR either, but I was looking for a recipe for turkey burgers that wasn't boring...and found this one! Hubby likes it a lot, so its a keeper!

  18. How cute is he!!! He looks like he wants you to hurry up and take the picture so he can have a slice!

    Looks like a great easy recipe!

  19. So when is Mr. V. going to be on Top Chef?

  20. Oh my goodness...your little Mr. V. is too-cute-for-words. I'm so glad you took the time to take these pics and share them with us.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

  21. Mr. V makes quite a charming little chef! He is so cute and you are brave to share the duties with him. I have not tried cooking with AR yet. I like this recipe too... looks easy, sounds good. I think I'll try it!

    Speaking of Top Chef, Sue, my NYC daughter went to one of the chef's restaurants for Valentines Day. The portions were so small, they stopped on the way home for pizza!!!

    Joyce, I enjoyed all your Chinese New Years posts too!!

  22. Hey Joyce,
    Shame on me for being so delinquent in thanking you for such a lovely Valentine's Tea ! I had a great time seeing everyone again and noshing on all of the great food and delightful tea! Your home is gorgeous and dressed for Valentine's day it was so charming. Thanks again, Joyce. Can't wait for the next outing!

  23. Your helper is a handsome young fella! Thank you for this recipe. I've never tried anything like this but oh, it looks so good.

  24. What a cute little helper! Love the bread too! Sounds delicious and easy enough for a yeast phobic like me to make!~

  25. Hello Joyce ~I wanted to stop by to tell you how happy I am for your visit and especially your sweet note. I've had a few absences from blogging and have lost touch with some of my friends.
    Since winter landed on our provided us the motivation for some baking.
    As I walked into my hubs office snacking on a slice of artisan bread with butter, he looks at me and says..."you sure love bread." I smiled and replied..."I'm not sure...I'll have to try a few more slices, just to make sure, lol."
    Looks like you have a future chef in your midst.
    It's wonderful how generous blog friends as yourself can be, that's why I love returning the gesture, by sharing cooking or DIY ideas too.

    Sweet wishes,

  26. I want to give this bread recipe a try! Only, mine probably won't taste as good as yours since I don't have a cute little boy getting his hands in it. :)


  27. Yummy bread (we are big bread fans here). your little helper did amazing and is adorable. Kathy.

  28. I love oatmeal bread and no kneed bread so I will try this. But how did you get three loaves?

  29. I love oatmeal bread, so this is one I'd like to try.
    A good chef benefits from having a sous-chef to carry out the work in the kitchen, and you have a delightful little one.

  30. that looks just deliciuos. Your little one, "Vundervants", is soooo adorable. Thanks for posting the recipe, I love to bake!!! oh and thanks for stoping by my blog.

  31. I love the picture on your heading, that is a beautiful back yard, it looks so peaceful.


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