Prep Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 33 mins
About This Recipe
“Wonderful, aromatic bread. Ideal for serving with “plainer” main meals, or for use in bread pudding or french toast. Just let it dry a bit before using it in your recipe.”
1cupoatmeal( NOT INSTANT)
1 1/2 tablespoonsbutter
1tablespoondry yeast( 2 packages)
1/2 cuplukewarm water( blood warm)
1/2 cupblackstrap molasses( ideal, but substitute if necessary)
In a large bowl, pour boiling water over butter and oatmeal.
Let stand 30 minutes In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water and let stand until the yeast dissolves and gets foamy.
In either the large bowl (if doing by hand) or in a mixer bowl, combine the oatmeal, yeast, molasses, and salt.
Mix, adding 1 cup of flour at a time until JUST kneadable.
This dough is sticky, do not add too much flour!
Turn onto a floured surface (or add dough hook to machine) and knead about 8 minutes, using as little flour as you can and still knead it.
Form dough into a ball, and place in an oiled bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or a cloth and let rise 1 1/2 hours.
Punch the dough down and cut into half.
Shape into loaves, or circles or any other shape you desire.
Cover again and let rise for 40 minutes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes .
VERY IMPORTANT: When baking in anytype of pan, grease them well.
This bread will stick in a BIG way if the pans are ungreased.
“I found it pretty good. I saved some dough to make fried bread to dip in syrup and it was delicious. Too bad my family didn’t like it.”