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Honey-Oat Pain de Mie

Honey-Oat Pain de Mie has a warm homemade flavor with a touch of sweetness. It will take your everyday sandwich to a whole new level.
Prep Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Servings 18 slices
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 722 g all-purpose flour unbleached
  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 170 g old-fashioned oats not quick cook oats
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 114 g melted butter 8 Tbs
  • 128 g honey
  • 454 g lukewarm water use up to 510g in drier climates or in the winter

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix until blended. Cover and let rest 20 minutes so the oats can absorb some of the liquid. After 20 minutes, knead for 10 minutes by hand until the dough is smooth and elastic. (You can use a bread machine but I don't have one)
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl until it has notably risen (1 to 1-1/2 hours). It may not double in size.
  • Gently deflate the dough and form into a log shape. Place into a greased pain de mie (Pullman) pan. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let it rise again until it is 1" from the top, 60 to 90 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F toward the end of the rise time.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and slide the pan's lid closed. Bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Bread is done when golden brown and registers 190° F when inserted with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Remove the bread from the pan onto a rack and run a stick of cold butter over the top for a soft buttery crust.
  • Cool completely before cutting. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

Notes

This recipe can be made in a 9x5 loaf pan. Cut all ingredients, except yeast, in half.

Nutrition

Serving: 18g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
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