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Oatmeal Molasses Bread

From RABBIT HILL INN

Yield:

2 Standard Loaves

Directions

Ingredients

1 cup quick oats                                            

1 ½ Tbls. Butter

1 package dry yeast                                   

½ cup warm water

½ cup molasses                                           

2 teaspoons salt

4 ⅔ cups flour

 

Method

* Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

* Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of quick oats and 1 ½ Tbls. of butter.  Let stand for 1 hour.

* Soak 1 package of dry yeast in ½ cup lukewarm (105°F) water for 5 minutes.

* Stir until dissolved and add ½ cup of molasses, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the oatmeal mixture.

* Knead for 8 minutes.

* Allow to rise until doubled in bulk.  Divide into 2 pieces and mold into 2 loaves of bread.

* Leave to rise in a warm place covered with a towel until doubled in size.

* Bake at 350°F for approx 30-40 minutes (or until done/golden brown). Make note: Some home ovens require a temp of 375°

** If using a convection oven, bake at 325 for 10 minutes, Then, rotate loaves, and bake for additional 8-10 minutes (or until done)