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Soft Oatmeal Bread

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Ingredients
  Skimmed milk 16 Fluid Ounce (475 ml / 2 cups)
  Low fat margarine 1 Ounce (25 g / 2 tbsp)
  Dark brown sugar 2 Ounce (50 g /1 1/4 cups)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (10 ml)
  Easy blend dried yeast 15 Milliliter (1 tbsp)
  Lukewarm water 2 Fluid Ounce (50 ml / 1/4 cup)
  Rolled oats 14 Ounce (400 g / 3 1/2 cups)
  Strong white flour 1 1⁄2 Pound (675 g / 6 cups)
Directions

1. Scald the milk. Remove from the heat and stir in the margerine, sugar and salt. Leave until lukewarm.
2. Combine the yeast and lukewarm water in a large bowl and leave until the yeast is dissolved and the mixture is frothy. Stir in the milk mixture.
3. Add 275 g / 10 oz / 2 1/2 cups of the oats and enough flour to obtain a soft pliable dough.
4. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
5. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a plastic bag, and leave it for about 2-3 hours, until doubled in volume. Grease a large baking sheet.
6. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and divide in half.
7. Shape into rounds. Place on the baking sheet, cover with a damp dish towel and leave to rise for about 1 hour, until doubled in volume.
8. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/ Gas 6. Score the tops of the loaves and sprinkle with the remaining oats. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, until the bottoms sound hollow when tapped. Cool on wire racks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Drink: 
Milk
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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