Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oats-Wholemeal Bread

Wholemeal Bread

Wholemeal Bread

Do you know that the aroma of freshly-baked bread has more than just the power to make your mouth watered, it can also make you kinder to strangers? According to a study on the effects of delectable aromas and social interaction, the French researchers found 'spontaneous help was triggered by pleasant ambient smells'.  When volunteers dropped items outside a bakery giving off the sweet scent of baking bread, 77% of passers-by stopped and helped.  While other studies have made a connection between pleasant smells to better moods, the new study sought to make a concrete tie between aromas and good deeds.  Isn't that interesting?  

Adapted from Carol's  湯種100%全麥吐司


(A) Tang Zhong Dough (mix together and chill overnight in the fridge)
50ml scalded milk
50g organic wholemeal bread flour

(B) Main Dough
100g Tang Zhong
200g organic wholemeal bread flour
50g rolled oats
1 egg (50g)
1 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp salt
30g honey
90g cold milk

30g olive oil

extra rolled oats for topping

  • In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine all ingredients (B) except oil together.  Then add in (A), knead until well combined.  Gradually add in olive oil and continue to knead until dough is smooth and elastic. 
  • Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with clingwrap.  Place it in a warm place to allow the dough to rise until at least doubled in volume.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down and divide into two equal portions.  Shape into balls.  Cover and rest for 20 minutes. 
  • Flatten the dough into rectangular shape and roll them up like swiss rolls.
  • Place the two rolls  into a greased loaf pan; cover and let it proof again until almost doubled or 90%.  Spritz the dough with water and sprinkle with rolled oats.
  • Bake in a preheated oven (175 deg C) for about 40 minutes or until brown.
  • Remove the bread from the pan immediately.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. I love to have a slice of these lovely wholemeal bread Veronica... awesome loaf you have gotten^^

  2. Hehe I love that kinder to strangers bit! I never knew that :D

  3. that is indeed an interesting finding.. mmm... i think i shall get my single lady friends go drop their hanky outside a bakery! you bread looks lovely... what beats a good homemade wholemeal bread for breakfast?

  4. Veronica, that is a lovely loaf! I do love the smell of freshly baked bread.

  5. WOW!!!! Can i whistle? WOOOOOOOOOOO-WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Very nice!


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