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Herbed Oatmeal Pan Bread

Ingredients
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Rolled oats 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Margarine/Butter 3 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour/Unbleached flour 4 3⁄4 Cup (76 tbs) (Pillsbury's Best)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Egg 1
For herb topping
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Margarine/Butter 6 Tablespoon, melted
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan.

MAKING
3. In a saucepan boil water and stir in rolled oats.
4. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of margarine.
5. Cool it to 120 to 130°F.
6. Fill up flour into measuring cup and level off.
7. In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast and blend it well.
8. Add the rolled oats mixture and egg.
9. Blend at low speed until moist and then beat for 3 minutes at medium speed.
10. By hand, stir in 1 3/4 cups to 2 1/2 cups flour to form dough.
11. On floured surface, knead 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour until dough is smooth.
12. Shape the dough into ball and cover with a large bowl.
13. Set aside for 15 minutes.
14. To remove all air bubbles from the dough punch it down several times.
15. Press it into greased pan.
16. Cut diagonal lines 1 1/2 inches apart using a sharp knife, cutting off completely through dough.
17. Repeat on the opposite direction creating diamond pattern.
18. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel.
19. Set aside in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and double in size, about 45 minutes.
20. Uncover dough.
21. By poking the tip of knife into cuts redefine the cuts until knife hits the bottom of pan, but do not pull knife through dough.
22. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, oregano leaves and garlic powder, put it aside.
23. Add 4 tablespoons of the butter over cut dough.
24. Bake for 15 minutes.
25. Over partially-baked bread, brush the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter.
26. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese-herb mixture.
27. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

SERVING
28. Serve warm or cool.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Oat
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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