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Filed under: Blog Admin,Cooking - Folkcat in the Kitchen,Knitting — folkcat at 2:31 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The latest loaf of bread, that is! The recipe that I linked to on Friday – Honey Oatmeal Bread – 2 lb. – turned out be be not only huge, but absolutely delicious, with a light, fluffy texture. This one’s a keeper!

Honey Oatmeal Loaf

It’s a big, big loaf. The recipe says it’s making a 2-lb. loaf. Mine rose enough – in spite of using 1/4 teaspoon less yeast than called for – that it touched the glass dome of the bread machine lid.

Honey Oatmeal Bread - Cut Open

Cut it open, and it’s got a nice, light texture. I added 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds to the recipe when the bread machine beeped for mix-ins. From the distribution I can see, it’s just the right amount. The sunflower seeds added a nice flavor note, as well as a little extra crunch.

Honey Oatmeal Bread - Close-up

This stuff is amazing just eating a plain piece out of hand. Or toasted, with butter. Makes an incredible sandwich, too!

I’ll be making this bread again, often enough, I’m sure, to justify buying the large jars of honey.

Next baking will probably be Friday. Tomorrow’s Panera day, so I’ll be out of the house. Hmm…maybe I’ll test the delayed baking feature, and put the ingredients in tomorrow night for Friday morning!


Not much to report here. I’ve been working steadily on the Adult Surprise Jacket. It just doesn’t look much different at the moment. I’m still knitting with the brown variegated yarn, and I’m still working increases. Whcih is probably a reason why it doesn’t look much different for now – the rows are getting longer, and taking more time to complete.

Blog Stuff

As promised, I’ve updated the 105 Things About Folkcat page. Now called 105 Things About Folkcat (Now More Things!), it includes corrections to family history as offered by my mother, and some updated information about Things that had gone stale or were obsolete. Enjoy!

1 Comment

Comment by Carol

March 19, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

If you keep posting yummy pictures of fresh made bread, I cannot be held responsible for stopping at the local store and buying a new bread maker etc…you made me do it. I am holding strong, but it’s hard….

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