Oatmeal Bread

READY IN: 3hrs 35mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

All I can say is, "This bread is great."

Top Review by camplittlemore

I made this bread but substituted 2 cups of wheat flour for 2 cups of white flour. My bread rose nicely the first time, but once I had shaped the loaves and placed them in pans, it did not rise as much during the second rise as I had expected. Once baked, it made a dense, chewy bread. It tasted delicious, but not as light as I had hoped. Perhaps it is because of the wheat flour. Before this, I had only made white bread.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and proof for a few minutes while you get the rest ready.
  2. In a pan, place the water and salt and bring to a boil; add the rolled oats, but do not boil.
  3. Stir in and cool to lukewarm the brown sugar and butter.
  4. When lukewarm, stir in the yeast mixture and mix well.
  5. Add the flour gradually until the dough is a good consistency to knead.
  6. Knead 100 times.
  7. Let rise in a greased bowl until double (about 1 1/2 hours).
  8. Punch down and divide in half.
  9. Put each half in a greased bread pan.
  10. Rise again for about 1 hour or until almost double in size.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes, putting foil on top after about 25-30 minutes to prevent it browning too much.

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