Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is the bread recipe that I recently got from my mom. She's submitted it to the church cookbooks over the years and it's always well received. :) Prep time includes rising.
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 3 cups hot water
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar or 2⁄3 cup honey
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 cup oil or 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 4 cups white flour
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups oatmeal
- Soften yeast in warm water.
- Combine hot water, brown sugar or honey, salt, and oil or melted butter; cool until lukewarm, then add softened yeast.
- Pour into a large pan; add the flours and oatmeal, stirring well.
- Turn out and knead lightly; dough will be sticky (add small mount of flour as needed to knead).
- Let dough rise in warm place for 45 minutes to an hour; punch down.
- Grease 2 large loaf pans well.
- Divide and shape dough into two loaves and put into pans; let rise until light, about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes; let cool on racks.
I really enjoyed this bread. I got three loaves from this recipe. It's not a heavy bread, which is great. I only had about l cup of whole wheat flour, so I used it and the balance in white flour. Next time I will try it with the 4 cups of ww flour. Its a keeper.
I haven't even attmpted making yeast bread in many years because it never turned out right. Recently had a friend's homemade bread, and it spurred me on to try again. Turns out I couldn't have picked a better recipe for my first attempt! It required very little kneading and it rose without any problem. The two loaves were quite large, so like the other poster I may make it into three instead. This is FABULOUS and the flavor and texture were perfect - beyond my expectations!! Thanks for posting!!