Honey, Rye and Oat Loaf


  • 300g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Bread Flour
  • 200g Doves Farm Organic Wholemeal Rye Flour
  • 25g oats
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 275ml tepid water
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 75g sultanas (optional)
  • oil for tins


  1. Rub some oil around the inside of a 1kg/2lb bread tin.
  2. Put the white and rye flours, oats, yeast, and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  3. Add the water, honey, and oil and stir until a dough starts to form.
  4. Using your hands, gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  5. Knead the dough in the bowl, or on a work surface, for 50 presses. Avoid adding flour.
  6. Add the sultanas and knead for another 50 presses until they are combined.
  7. Cover the dough bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place for the dough to double in size, which will take 1-2 hours.
  8. Knead the dough for another 50 presses.
  9. Shape the dough and put it into the prepared tin.
  10. Loosely cover the tin with the oiled cling film and leave it to rise in a warm place for 40 minutes.
  11. Pre-heat the oven.
  12. Remove the cling film and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.
  13. You will know it is cooked when the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  14. Leave to cool on a wire rack.