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Giving oatbread a twist

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hansjoakim

Giving oatbread a twist

I was inspired by Eric's medieval bread and wanted to try something different with Hamelman's oatbread. I ended up with a medieval bread/Pain de Beaucaire hybrid... I first shaped two baguettes of the oatbread dough. The two vertical sides of the baguettes were brushed with water, and the outer edge dipped in rolled oats. The inner side was partly sprinkled with coarse rye flour, and the baguettes shaped as below:

Oatbread

The idea was to sprinkle coarse flour on the inner side to avoid the dough proofing/baking together. Also, avoid sprinkling flour on the very ends: You want some wet dough on each side so you can splice them together in the end.

Here's the baked loaves/baguettes:

Oatbread

Lots of flavourful crust, and it's fun to try something different :)

Oatbread

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Floydm

Those look great.  Seems like a smart way to get maximum crust and still fit your loaves onto a smallish baking stone. 

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SylviaH

look very pretty on your Pain de Beaucaire hybrid...which was just what came to my mind when I saw the lovely loaves.  They would make some very good sandwiches with the leg o lamb I roasted last night!  How about a crumb shot when they cool?

Sylvia

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hansjoakim

We should put our households together, Sylvia. I'd love some of that lamb :) I also put up a crumb shot... since you insisted!

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SylviaH

 Unless you have some lamb piled on top!  I bet you get some tasty lamb.

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dmsnyder

You have shown me how to bake full-sized baguettes in my home oven!

Thanks!

David

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LindyD

Excellent, Hans.  Not only is the shaping unusual, but extremely efficient:  One slash with a bread knife and you have two slices for your sandwich!

I think I need to quit my job and practice making more breads...

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ehanner

I'm impressed! You managed a beautiful loaf and cut down on the cutting chore by a factor of 2.

Eric

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Mini Oven

The U-boot!   or   U-Brot?

Mini

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hansjoakim

Hehe, thanks guys :)

Yup, no more worries about getting the kids off to kindergarten/school in time... The 2-fer-1 sandwich bread is such a time saver!

:)

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jannrn

Good LORD Hans!! They are not only HUGE but gorgeous as well!! They almost look like a "Terminator" bagel!!! EXCELLENT!!!

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LindyD

I must confess that when I first saw the photo, I immediately thought:   Wow, bagels for Hagrid of Hogwarts!