The Gooseberry Patch Farmhouse Christmas
It is Oatmeal Molasses Bread... yummy! Sweet and even better brushed with melted butter hot out of the oven!
The recipe makes 2 loaves..
1 1/2 c. boiling water 1/2 t. sugar
1 c. long cooking oats 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 T butter 1/4 c. molasses
2 t. salt approx 5 cups all purpose flour
1/4 oz yeast pack (I used 2 small ones)
3/4 c. warm water 1 T. melter butter
In a bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; cool. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with regular sugar. Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses, and 3 cups flour; mix well. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto floured surface and knead for 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place into greased bowl; tunr once to grease top (I used olive oil) Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour. Punch down dough. Divide in half; shape into loaves and place in greased loaf pans (9x5). Cover and let rise until doubled (30-45 min) Bake at 375 for 30 to 35 min or until golden brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Brush with melted butter. Makes 2 loaves. YUM!