Druid's Earth Bread (No Bread Machine!)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.4
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 292.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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A delicious, hearty bread for any occasion. A delicious, hearty bread for any occasion.
Number of Servings: 8


    Honey (any variety will do) - 1/3 Cup
    Water - 3/4 Cup
    Yeast - 1 tbsp
    Salt - 1 tsp
    Steel Cut Oats (Irish/Scottish Oats) - 1/2 Cup
    Unbleached, White Flour - 2 Cup


Prep your yeast, by mixing it with 1/4 a cup of warm to hot water.

Once it starts to foam a little, add 1/3 cup honey, and the next 1/2 cup of water which should be lukewarm in temperature. I recommend mixing your water and honey on the side first so that the honey does not stick.

Let the liquid mix foam for a few minutes.

On the side, mix your 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup steel cut oats, and 1 tbsp of salt.

Once the liquid mix has bubbled and you know it is active, slowly add it to the dry mix.

With a fork, slowly mix the ingredients to form a ball of dough. Once it is sticking together, lightly powder your hands with flour and knead the dough on a flat, floured surface until it is springy.

Put the dough in a dish and cover with a warm, damp towel. Allow to rise for 30-40 minutes until it has doubled in size.

Punch the dough back down and allow to rise again.

Pre-heat the oven to 450. Once it is at 450 degrees, place the dough on a greased baking sheet, shaped like an itallian loaf. Slice three to four cuts in the top to allow the bread to expand.

Place the bread in the over and lower the heat to 375. This technique will help the bread become the right texture by allowing the temperature to slowly fall.

Allow to bake until the bread is golden, which will be approximately 25 minutes. When tapped on the bottom, it should sound hallow!

Viola! Makes a full loaf. Cut into 1/8s or smaller slices. One eighth of the entire loaf will be about 190 calories.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FAERYWINGS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I loved this! It was easy and yummy! - 2/11/10

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    have it in the rising stage now... seemed to mix well and easily. I like the idea of the oats in it. will add another comment once baked. Thanks

    LATER... YUMMY YUMMY I rolled oats too and made this in 2 loaf tins. Hubby and I have just cleaned up 1 of them for lunch.
    - 11/6/09

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    This was EXACTLY what i was looking for. Something simple, where i'd have all ingredients on hand. Used rolled oats cause that's all I had in the house, not sure how big of a difference that makes. Great recipe! - 7/30/09

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    Exactly what I was looking for, Thanks! Brightest Blessings! Wytch - 1/29/09

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    Very simple to make. I used wheat flour and added a little extra honey so my son would eat it as well. We both loved it! - 7/13/08