Oatmeal Bread

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“good old fashioned bread”
4hrs 5mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. scald milk.
  2. stir in the 2 cups of oats, browm sugar, salt and shortening.
  3. remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
  4. sprinkle yeast on warm water and stir to dissolve.
  5. add milk mixture and 2-cups flour to yeast.
  6. beat with a electric mixer on med.
  7. speed, scraping the bowl occasionally for 2 min.
  8. (or beat with a spoon until batter is smooth).
  9. add enough remaining flour, a little at a time (first with spoon then with your hands) to make a soft dough that leaved the sides of the bowl.
  10. put on a floured board and knead dough untilsmooth and elastic (8-10 min.).
  11. place dough in a lightly greased bowl and turn over to grease the other side.
  12. cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (1-1 1/2 hours).
  13. punch down and let rise again until nearly doubled (aprox. 30 min.).
  14. turn onto board and divide in half, round up to make 2 balls;cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  15. shape into loaves and place in a greased 9x5x3" loaf pans.
  16. let rise until almost doubled (about 1 hr).
  17. brush tops of loaves with egg white beaten with water and sprinkle with oats.
  18. bake in a 375F degrees oven about 40 minutes.
  19. If bread starts to brown quickly, cover loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil after baking at least 15 minutes.

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