Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This yummy bread has a light texture and includes richly flavored ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and oats. One moist slice from these lovely loaves absolutely calls for another. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina From Taste of Home 1999
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup warm water (110 to 115 )
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 4 3⁄4-5 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- melted butter
- In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cool to 110°-115°. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with sugar. Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Brush with butter. Yield: 2 loaves.
I've tried quite a few different recipes lately, this one is the keeper! I used 3/4 organic bread flour and 1/4 organic buckwheat flour. It was perfect! Thank you.