I don’t really eat sandwiches. I like them (mostly when piled high with bacon and guacamole) but don’t crave them and certainly don’t need another vehicle for bacon or guacamole. Like Strudel, I rarely buy store-bought bread (except the occasional Ezekiel Sprouted Grain), it leaves me disappointed.
Homemade bread is SO worth the effort!
The problem is I end up eating the whole loaf. This oatmeal bread recipe is no different BUT unlike some breads, I felt ZERO guilt about eating all of it! It’s quite possible the best sandwich bread I’ve ever made or eaten!!
Like I have said before, I wish this blog was a scratch ‘n’ sniff blog.
This bread smells amazing! It filled the house with a wonderfully sweet smell.
This bread tastes amazing! It’s super tender (especially with salted irish butter slathered all over it).
More importantly, this oatmeal bread was easy. I adapted this recipe from a Food52 recipe. I turned it into a one loaf recipe (the original is 4 loaves, I would eat four loaves of bread in no time flat) and cut the rise time. Always a risk to play around with the rise time of a recipe and it sometimes doesn’t bode well for me but this time it worked perfectly!
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Strudel and Streusel are two friends living in different cities, sharing a love of baking (and butter) through this blog. With Streusel in Denver, and Strudel in Seattle, we've found our little site to be a great way to stay in touch, share recipes we love, and talk about experiences in our respective cities.