Honey Oatmeal Toasted Walnut Bread with Poppy Seeds
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Yield: One 9x5-inch loaf or 9 Dinner rolls *
 
Slightly adapted from Red Star Yeast Platinum
Bread machine, plus hand-held mixer and food processor instructions, HERE.
ingredients:
  • 2 cups bread flour.
  • 1 package (1/4 oz.) Red Star Platinum yeast
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup quick rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • Egg, water, rolled oats and poppy seeds for topping
directions:
  1. In a large bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together 1¼ cups of the bread flour, the yeast, and salt until well combined.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water, honey, vegetable oil and rolled oats and heat just until warm (120°-130°F).then pour over flour, yeast, salt mixture and stir until moistened, then beat for 3 minutes.at medium speed.
  3. By hand, gradually stir in whole wheat flour, nuts and enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5-8 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease the top. Cover and let rise in warm place about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Once its rested, turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat dough to a rectangle, approximately 14×7-inches. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  5. Cover and let rise until indentation remains after lightly touching the side of the loaf, about 1 hour. Midway through the rise, preheat oven to 375°F.
  6. Once fully risen, combine the egg and 1 tablespoon water and brush the top of the loaf. Sprinkle with rolled oats and poppy seeds. Bake in the preheated 375°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack completely before slicing (or just tear of hunks warm and slather with butter, like we occasionally do since we're weak lol).
notes:
* To make dinner rolls, divide dough into 9 balls, and place them in a greased 8-inch square pan, then proceed as above.
Recipe by parsley sage sweet at http://www.parsleysagesweet.com/2012/10/18/oatmeal-walnut-bread-with-poppy-seeds-and-the-best-egg-salad-you-will-ever-eat/