This week I was wanting to bake something that would make my kitchen smell delightful. What does that more than freshly baked bread? Nothing. So I was on the hunt for a fun bread recipe…and for the millionth time this year, Tasty Kitchen really came through.
My home smelled wonderful and the recipe came together very well. As with any bread that you make using active dry yeast, be sure that your liquid you are putting the yeast in is at right temperature or else the yeast won’t activate. Check out the packaging for the yeast, but my liquid was at about 110 degrees when I added the yeast and it bubbled and activated perfectly.
While there was a lot of rising that was involved, the end product was well worth the wait! The base of the bread was a butter and honey mixture that the yeast proofed in. Then the flour was gradually added along with an egg and some quick-cooking oats, and after the dough has risen for a little over 2 hours and shaped into loaves, the bread gets put in the oven.
The recipe made two loaves, and I was more than happy to share them. I have enjoyed just snacking on the bread, but I think I see some French toast in my future as well!
For freshly-baked bread of your own, be sure to click here for the recipe and step by step instructions. You won’t regret it!