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Grandma's Oatmeal Bread

 Grandma's Oatmeal Bread
My grandmother made this bread for special occasions, and it's remained a family favorite. The aroma of it always brings hungry appetites to the table.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the boiling water, butter, salt and sugar.
  • Stir in oats; cool to lukewarm. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in
  • warm water. Stir in the molasses, brown sugar and 1 cup flour. Beat
  • until smooth. Stir in oat mixture and enough remaining flour to make
  • a stiff dough.
  • Turn out 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 1-1/2
  • hours.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Shape each portion into a ball. Cover and let rest for 10

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Grandma's Oatmeal Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes; Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
  • pans. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes (cover loosely with foil if top
  • browns too quickly). Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield:
  • 2 loaves (8 slices each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 247 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.