|The bread is in the loaf pans waiting to be baked.|
A slice in the top of the bread before it rises creates a place to place butter and adds to the beauty of the end loaf.
|I add an good amount of butter in the slit to allow the flavor to melt into the bread.|
|As the dough rises the butter starts to melt and the cut gets wider and wider.|
|You can see the flaky texture the butter gives the loaf and the unique texture the slit gives the loaf,|
3 cups hot water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup rolled oats
3 cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
5 to 7 cups natural white flour, Wheat Montana's
2 tablespoons Saf instant yeast
Place hot water in your mixer, add oats, sugar, butter, salt, and whole wheat flour. Place yeast on top of flour and turn on mixer. Add white flour until dough cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead for six minutes. Divide into loaves and place in pans to rise. Slit top and fill with butter. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven at 350 degrees until done, about 25 to 30 minutes.