Now for the Cooking
Preheat oven to 175°C. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the oven rack and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing (difficult, but important).
Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well too – slice before freezing for quick and easy toast! (I put slices of kitchen paper between before freezing and I always do two loaves at once so I have plenty in the freezer)
• You rule the bread, not the other way around. Dump all the ingredients into the loaf pan, stir, and let it sit for a couple hours. Or overnight. Or all day. Or however long or short you find convenient.
• If you don’t have hazelnut, you could use almonds. If you don’t like oats, you could use rolled spelt. Out of maple syrup? Use honey! See where I am going with this? The only thing I will emphasize is to replace the ingredients in the same proportion and with a similar ingredient for the best results. The rest is your call.
Recipe from My New Roots by Sarah Britton