Artisan Oat Bread

Yield 1 loaf
  • 1 1/2 cups organic whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 3/4 cups organic unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2-3 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup oats

1. Add all dry ingredients into a large bowl, adding the yeast last.

2. Add water and wait a few minutes until the yeast and water start to react.

3. Mix thoroughly with a spoon or your hands. During this step you may want to add up to 1/2 a cup extra of flour, a little at a time until dough is barely tacky.

4. Form into a ball, place it in a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

5. Let dough rise at room temperature for a minimum of 8 hours.

6. After allotted time has passed, place dough onto a floured surface and with floured hands form the dough into a ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap or a towel and let it take a nap or just “rest”.

7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and place empty oven-safe dish into oven while it preheats.

8. Once oven is preheated and oven-safe pan is warmed, carefully remove pan and place the dough in it and cover with lid.

9. Bake for 30 minutes.

10. Remove lid and bake for 5 more minutes OR until the outer area is crispy.

11. Remove bread and let cool. Enjoy!