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Best Ever Oatmeal Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cory Ouellette
Added: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tbsp dry yeast
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp salt
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
5 1/2 - 6 cups flour

Directions:
Directions:
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Combine boiling water, rolled oats, honey, molasses, and shortening and salt. Cool to lukewarm.

Stir in 2 cups of flour and beat well. Add yeast, and Mix thoroughly, stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Turn out on flour surface and knead 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise until double in bulk 1 1/2 hours-2 hours. Punch down; divide dough in half, cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Grease two 9 x 5" bread pans and coat inside with rolled oats. Shape dough into loaves and place in pans. Cover and let rise until double about 45 minutes.

Mix 1 egg white with 1 TBLS. water and brush top of loaves, and sprinkle with rolled oats. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees for 30 minutes more.

*Be sure to use enough flour because
otherwise oatmeal bread has a tendency to "fall" on the sides after its baked.

 

 

 

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