Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Oatmeal Bread

1 cup oats
1/3 cup warm water
2 cups water
pinch of sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, heaping, firmly packed
2 tsp. salt
5 cups flour
2 pkgs. yeast
3 T oil

Boil water and pour over oats. Let cool. Add brown sugar and oil. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup water. Sprinkle with a pinch of sugar. Let raise and add to rest of mixture. Stir in salt, add flour and knead by hand. Leave dough in same bowl, cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour. Divide dough and form into 2 loaves. Grease pans and sprinkle with oats. Place loaves into pans. Let rise again and then bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Butter tops when cooked.

Can also bake in 2 round casserole dishes and serve with soup and salad. This bread is delicious!

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