Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients

4 cups boiling water
4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup wheat germ
4 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup brown sugar or maple syrup
2 tablespoons dry yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water with 2 teaspoons sugar
8 to 10 cups unbleached flour

Instructions

Mix together boiling water, oats, molasses, butter, wheat germ, salt, and brown sugar. When cool, add yeast and about 8 cups unbleached flour. Knead well. Let rise, covered, in greased bowl until doubled. Shape into 4 large loaves or 6 small loaves and let rise again in greased pans. Bake at 350 degrees F about 45 minutes or until nicely browned. Brush with melted butter to keep crust soft.

Yield: 

Makes 4 large or 6 small loaves.

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