Oatmeal Rye Bread

Recipe by Dienia B.
READY IN: 4hrs 45mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup oatmeal
  • 2
    tablespoons molasses
  • 12
  • 2
    tablespoons lard
  • 3
    teaspoons salt
  • 2
    cups water, boiling
  • 2
    teaspoons yeast
  • 1
    cup water, warm
  • 5 12
    cups flour, divided
  • 2 12
    cups rye meal, rye flour is what they meant
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine rolled oats, molasses, brown sugar, salt , and lard in a large mixing bowl; add boiling water; stir well.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Proof yeast in lukewarm water.
  • Add to warm, not hot, oatmeal mixture.
  • Add 4 cups flour; beat well.( mianbao only had to add 3 3/4 cup flour ,just until stiff people ).
  • Add remaining flour, mixing well after each addition.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Shape in a ball; let rise in warm place in a lightly greased bowl; cover with a damp cloth, until doubled.
  • Punch down.
  • Divide into two balls.
  • Let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape into loaf.
  • Place in a greased 5-1/2 x 10-1/2 loaf pan.
  • Let rise until doubled.
  • Bake 45 minutes in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  • Brush with melted butter if tender crust is desired.
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