Oatmeal Molasses Bread
|All purpose flour||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Quick cooking oats||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|All bran||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Toasted wheat germ||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Active dry yeast||1⁄2 Ounce (Two 1/4 Ounce Packages)|
|Water||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups flour, oats, All-Bran, wheat germ, yeast and salt.
In a saucepan, heat the water, molasses and butter to 120°-1 30°.
Add to dry ingredients; beat until smooth.
Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half.
Shape into loaves.
Place in two greased 9-in x 5-in x 3-in loaf pans.
Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Brush tops with butter if desired.