Norwegian Oatmeal Molasses Bread Recipe
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 package (1.4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- In a bowl, pour boiling water over oats. Let stand until mixture cools to 110° to 115°, stirring occasionally.
- In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the molasses, oil, salt, oat mixture and 3 cups flour; 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 bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cove rand 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 into loaves. Place in two 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Brush with melted butter. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
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"I make this over and over. It turns out perfectly every time."
"This is an excellent recipe. I prefer more wheat in my breads so I added 2 Cups of Wheat flour and 3 Tablespoons of oil. After the first rise and punching down the dough I cut into four sections and produced four round loaves. They were risen for an hour, split the top into a cross, rubbed butter into the cross and baked for 30 minutes. The final product was absolutely perfect."
"Wow!!!!!! I made this for my fam and they LOVED it!!!!!!!! A little butter and honey and you feel like you entered the gates of heaven!!! ;)"
"This was a great bread recipe, very easy to make. It made two very nice loaves of tender bread with a very mild molasses taste. I gave my extra loaf to a couple who don't eat sugar and they really liked it."