Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Oatmeal Bread

(from More with Less) ~via Shannon B. (thanks!)

Makes 2 loaves
Bake at 350 F
30-40 minutes

Combine in a large bowl:
1 c. quick oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T salt
2 T butter/margarine

Pour over:
2 c. boiling water

Stir in to combine.

Dissolve:
1 pkg dry yeast (or 1 T) in
1/2 c. warm water

When batter is cooled to lukewarm, add yeast.

Stir in:
5 c. white flour

When dough is stiff enough to handle, turn onto floured board and knead 5-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down and let rise again. Shape into 2 loaves and place in greased 9x5x3 pans. Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes. Cool on rack, brushing loaves with margarine for a soft crust.

6 comments:

EllaJac said...

In the second instruction: "Pour over: 2 c. boiling water", am I to pour the boiling water over the dry mixture, or is it the other way around? Thanks!

Jess said...

I would guess pour the water over the mixture, from the way it reads... but honestly, I don't know- I haven't quite gotten around to making this recipe, so I'd have to ask my friend Shannon.

I would also bet that in the long run it won't matter one way or the other.

Sorry it's confusing. I'll try to remember to clear this up at some point. :)

Jess

EllaJac said...

alrighty-- thanks! If I try it soon I'll let you know how it goes.

shannon said...

you should pour the boiling water over the mixture, but it doesn't really matter. hope that clarifies things. :)

Karissa said...

I make this recipe all the time. The boiling water needs to be poured over the oatmeal mixture. That mixture then needs to be allowed time to cool (stick your pinkie in- should be lukewarm). If it doesn't cool, it'll kill the yeast mixture. Hope this helps!

Karissa said...

I make this recipe all the time. It's delicious! The boiling water needs to be poured over the oatmeal mixture. Be sure to allow it to cool to lukewarm (stick your pinkie in), otherwise you'll kill the yeast! Enjoy!