Greenstein's Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread
This bread was made from the Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread recipe in George Greenstein's book Secrets of a Jewish Baker. It's a really good bread, which has a very nice flavor and somewhat reminds me of a Scandanavian bread in texture; fairly open but substantial. The recipe call for a sponge but this bread isn't difficult to make and is baked in a loaf pan. As Mr. Greenstein says in the short intro: "The bread is best when baked in a loaf pan and sliced for sandwiches or toasted' Oatmeal adds a distinct rough texture and nutty flavor and keeps the bread moist." Like Mr. Greenstein said, it's excellent sliced and eaten with butter and marmalade or toasted. My wife, who critiques the breads I bake really likes this bread. I like to try different recipes and this one, for my taste, is a winner.