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Homemade Brown Bread

 Homemade Brown Bread
This yummy bread has a light texture and includes richly flavored ingredients like molasses, brown sugar and oats. One moist slice from these lovely loaves absolutely calls for another. -Maria Costello, Monroe, North Carolina
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4-3/4 to 5-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Melted butter

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine first four ingredients. Cool to
  • 110°-115°. In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Sprinkle with sugar. Add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3
  • cups flour; mix well. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft
  • dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into loaves. Place in two
  • greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about

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Homemade Brown Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Brush with butter. Yield: 2
  • loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 98 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.