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[2017-015] Oatmeal Porridge Loaf

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Modern Jess

[2017-015] Oatmeal Porridge Loaf

(Baked 1/28/2017)

I do believe this was the first of many many loaves that where I added rolled oats. The way in which I added them continues to change and evolve, but on my first attempt, I actually precooked them.

Soaker

  • 1 cup Quaker rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to low and cook covered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool while still covered.

Bread Ingredients

  • 450g King Arthur bread flour
  • 50g sprouted whole spelt flour
  • 300g water
  • 12.5g salt
  • 250g cooked oatmeal porridge

Process

  • Mix flour, spelt flour, starter, and 250g of the water
  • Rest for 30 minutes
  • Add salt and remaining 50g of water into the dough
  • Turns at 30 minute intervals for 3 hours, mixing the oat porridge in a bit at a time at every turn after the first one

I don't have baking times for this loaf, but it was almost certainly 450° for 20 minutes covered followed by 12-15 minutes uncovered.

My tasting notes say that this was a very well risen loaf, moist and fluffy, with excellent flavor. This would turn out to be a pivotal loaf for me, as the addition of oatmeal proved to make a huge different in my loaves from this point forward.

Comments

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dabrownman

New past Year!  Looks great inside and out.  Well done and

Happy baking

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Danni3ll3

You got a very nice crumb on that loaf. I am sure it is delicious!

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pul

Nice spring and beautiful crust

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katiegray

Soaker

  • 1 cup Quaker rolled oats
  • 1.5 cups water
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to low and cook covered for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool while still covered."

Bread Ingredients

  • 450g King Arthur bread flour
  • 50g sprouted whole spelt flour
  • 300g water
  • 12.5g salt
  • 250g cooked oatmeal porridge

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>>thanks for nice recipes. It looks great! Do we need to cook exactly 15 minutes or just around 15 minutes.