Today I tried a different version of my yeast dough recipe, and it turned out so good!
I blended 3 cups of old fashioned oatmeal in my blender until it was kinda ground up. Then I poured it into a big bowl. I added 3 cups of coarse ground wheat, 2 cups of white flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
In another bowl I put 4 cups warm water, 2 tbsp oil, 2 eggs, and 2 1/2 tbsp yeast. I let this sit until it was bubbly, about 5 minutes. (I did this the old-fashioned way because the flour is pretty heavy. It might work to mix all dry ingredients together; then add the wet ingredients, but I didn't try that.)
I mixed the dough and added 3 more cups of white flour, kneading in the last little bit. I let it sit on the table for about 20 minutes. Then I shaped it, let it rise until double, and baked it with a pan of water in the oven.. It was so good! It had a lot of texture but was still light and fluffy! Mmmmmmmmmm!! :)
This amount made 1 country loaf, one French loaf, 12 rolls, 2 miniature loaves, and 23 little doughnut holes. To make the doughnut holes, I made little balls about the size of 3/4 inch. I let them rise and deep fried them in medium hot oil. I let them cool for a couple minutes on a plate lined with napkins. Then I tossed them in a baggie with some powdered sugar. The girls ate them on toothpicks.