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Oatmeal Bread

How to Make Oatmeal Bread

Manny
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients
  

  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 6 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/3 cup shortening

Instructions
 

  • Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.
  • In a large bowl, combine the 1-1/2 cups boiling water, the rolled oats, molasses , shortening and salt, cool to lukewarm.
  • Stir in 2 cups of the flour. Add eggs and beat well.
  • Add remaining flour, 2 cups at a time, mixing vigorously after each addition, to make a moderately stiff dough. Beat vigorously till smooth (about 10 minutes).
  • Grease top lightly. Cover tightly. Place in refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Turn out on well floured surface: shape in 2 loaves. Place in greased loaf pans.
  • Cover; let rise in warm place till double in size (about 2 hours).
  • Bake in moderate oven (375 °F) for about 40 minutes.
  • If crust browns too quickly, cover with foil for last half of baking time.
  • Yield: 2 loaves.