"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
2 c. boiling water 1 c. quick oats 2 envelopes dry yeast 1/3 c. warm water 2 T. butter 2-1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 c. molasses or honey or mixture of both 6 c. flour
In large bowl pour boiling water over oats. Let stand 1/2 hr. Dissolve yeast in bowl in warm water, let stand 5 min. Add butter, salt, molasses into oats and add yeast. Add gradually 4 c. flour and mix well. Add 2 more cups a little at a time until it is not too sticky. Let rise until double in bowl. Oil 2 loaf pans. Divide dough in half V shape into loaves.
Put into pans and let rise until double. Oil tops and bake at 325º for 50 min. Take out of pans within 5 minutes and butter tops. Cool before putting in plastic bags.
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