Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread
|Rolled oats||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Warm water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (105 To 115 Degrees)|
|Dry yeast||1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)|
|Granulated sugar||1 Teaspoon|
|1% low fat milk||1 Cup (16 tbs), warm|
|Packed dark brown sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Bread flour||5 Cup (80 tbs), divided|
In a saucepan combine oats and boiling water.
Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Let stand until cool.
In a small bowl combine warm water, yeast and granulated sugar; mix well.
In a large bowl combine oatmeal, milk, brown sugar, salt and yeast mixture; mix well.
Add 4 cups bread flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add enough remaining 1 cup flour to make a medium dough.
Shape into ball.
Grease a large bowl well.
In the prepared bowl place the dough, turning to grease surface; cover.
Let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down.
Shape into 2 loaves.
Grease two 5 x 9-inch loaf pans.
Into the prepared pans place loaves; cover.
Let rise until doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove from pans.
On a wire rack cool bread.