Homemade bread is such a treat. This homemade bread recipe for Honey Oat Bread is super easy. There is no kneading; just a simple overnight bread that is so quick you could bake it on a weekday. However, we save ours for a Saturday Brunch treat.
Using Honey Oat Bread
Our Honey Oat Bread was sliced and served with Lurpak butter and eggs for a hearty breakfast. With honey roast ham, cheese and mayo we had delicious picnic sandwiches. This bread also pairs well with cinnamon honey butter and hot tea. Alternatively, access your internal Winnie the Pooh and top with Oxfordshire’s own V&L Honeymakers honey.
Homemade Bread Recipe
About 10 years ago, I found an ancient, used copy of The Complete Tassajara Cookbook tucked away in a bookshop in Glastonbury. The Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California was creating innovative, hearty vegetarian fare back when yoga and vegetarianism meant you were a counter-culture hippy.
Their bread was so legendary that they published an entire book – The Tassajara Bread Book – that is brilliant for anyone starting out who wants more than just bread recipes. This book is the bible of bread making.
A Tassajara recipe for honey and wheat bread plus various overnight bread recipes on the Internet that was the inspiration for this recipe. The idea of overnight bread where you just mix it up and leave it is my dream – little effort, big taste.
In the morning, all that is required is to quickly tip out the dough on a floured surface, shape and bake. It can’t get much easier than that.
We used a 24cm round cast iron baking dish with a lid. This Le Creuset is perfect if you have the budget to spend on it.
My loaf turned out a little dense in the batch I used for these pictures. The taste, however, was still delicious.