Old Fashioned Brown Bread

READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • In a large bowl, pour the boiling water over oats. Stir in butter and molasses. Let stand until mixture cools to 120 - 130 degrees, stirring occasionally.
  • In another bowl, combine 3-1/2 cups of the flour, yeast and salt. Beat in oat mixture until blended. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.Turn on to floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 9' x 5" loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire rack to cool.