as needed Rolled Oats or Sesame seeds, for topping
Combine all the ingredients (except for the oats and sesame seeds) in a big bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix and knead till a smooth dough forms, about 7 minutes on the machine and 10 minutes by hand.
Transfer into a lightly greased bowl, cover and set aside for 1~1½ hours or until the dough doubles in volume.
Gently deflate the dough and form into a log. Place in a lightly greased 8½x"x4½" loaf pan. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and set aside to rise for 45minutes ~ 1 hour or until the dough crests 1" over the rim of the pan.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Brush the top of the bread with water and sprinkle the oats/ sesame seeds on top and press lightly.
Bake for 30~35 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center reads 190°F.
Remove the bread from the oven onto a wire rack and cool completely.