for Lunch or Dinner
Time to prepare: 30 minutes
| 1 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105Â°F to 115″F)
4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
Uncooked oatmeal for top
| Add oats and salt to boiling water in saucepan. Stir in sugar and butter. Remove from heat. Set aside until mixture cools to between 105Â°F and 115Â°F.
In large mixing bowl. soften yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water. Add cooled oat mixture.
Gradually stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board – Knead until dough is smooth and satiny, adding just enough flour to keep dough from being sticky.
Shape dough into a large round ball. Place on lightly greased baking sheet, smooth side up Sprinkle with uncooked oatmeal. Let rise again about 1 hr. or until doubled.
Bake at 375Â°F for 40 to 45 min. or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
|You may shape the dough into 2 loaves if desired. Place them into greased 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans_ Baking time will be about the same.|