How to make it

  • Heat oven to 400 Pour the 3 cups of boiling water over the 2 cups of rolled oats and the 1/4 cup shortening in a large bowl.
  • Stir until shortening melts and let stand for 20 minutes,giving it a stir once in a while
  • Meanwhile dissolve the 2 teaspoons of sugar in a cup of lukewarm water and
  • add the 2 envelopes of yeast and let stand 10 minutes, then stir briskly with a fork
  • Stir into the partially cooled rolled oat mixture the 2/3 cup of molasses
  • and 4 teaspoons of salt
  • Cool to lukewarm
  • Add softened yeast mixture to the rolled oat mixture and stir
  • Beats it in 2 1/2 cups of flour then gradually and in 5 1/2 to 6 more cups of flour
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead 8 to 10 minutes
  • Shape into a smooth ball and place in a greased bowl rolling the dough so the top is greased
  • Cover and let double in size, (about 1-1 and1/2 hour
  • Punch down in shape into four loaves
  • Place in greased bread pans 8 and1/2x 4 and 1/2 inch
  • Cover and let rise again for about 1 hour until doubled
  • Bake in preheated 400° oven for 30 to 35 minutes
  • NOTES:
  • I always stirred this by hand but now I have a KA stand mixer so I use that.
  • Depending where you live you might need to more or less flour
  • I find it does not rise well on a dull day, but does on a nice sunny day. I let my dough rise in my oven with the light on so l do not cover it.
  • Sometimes I get three nice loaves, I guess it depends on the day. This bread freezes very well. When I freeze the bread I cut it in slices first that way you take out the number of slices you want.Very good toasted.

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  • NPMarie 2 years ago
    Lovely recipe Manella;)
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  • pointsevenout 2 years ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    gaspesiangal ate it and said...
    Oh my, this is one of the easiest and best bread recipes. Nice and crusty on the outside and soft and flakey on the inside. The flavour is amazing and my house smelled so good. I made no changes other than halving the recipe. Makes great toast too. Thanks for sharing.
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