Maple Oatmeal Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread, adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen
1 3/4 c lukewarm water
On Baking Day: Grease three 9x4x3-inch loaf pans and set aside. Sprinkle flour on a silpat mat or the counter. Sprinkle flour across the top of the refrigerator dough and then cut or tear off a one-third section of it. Flour your hands and quickly shape the dough into a ball and stretch the surface of the dough around to the bottom on all sides, rotate the ball as you go around it shaping the dough. Keep in mind that this is a very wet dough. Sprinkle flour as needed on the surface of the dough while you
Twenty minutes before it's time to make the bread, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place an empty broiler tray or pan on the lowest shelf of the oven.
Place your bread in the oven and then pour 1 cup of hot water into the broiler tray (or pan). Quickly close the oven door. (This is essential for breads with a cracked crust. The steam from the water creates the lovely crust.) Bake for 45-50 minutes or until deeply browned and firm. Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.