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- 3 c
- warm water
- 4 Tbsp
- melted butter, cool slightly
- 2 tsp
- 6 c
- sifted bread flour, plus more for bread board while kneading
- 1 c
- quick cooking oats
- 4 Tbsp
- brown sugar
- 3 tsp
1add yeast to warm water and allow to proof for about 10 minutes
2In large bowl, place 6 cups of flour, oats, salt and brown sugar ( breaking up any clumped pieces of the brown sugar)
3pour into the flour mixture, cooled butter and proofed yeast, Mix well, dough will be sticky
4on a well floured bread board turn out dough and knead lightly adding more flour as needed ( I use about 1 more cup) the dough will become a little tacky but will not be sticky. Knead for 10 minutes
5place in a greased bowl turn dough over to distribute the oil.
6Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled.
7Punch down, shape into loaves place into greased bread pans and allow to rise again until doubled, about 1 hour.
8Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until bread sound hollow when tapped and tops are golden brown
9**** You can cut this recipe in half and throw everything into a bread machine, follow the manufacturer directions, use the light setting
10You can also use all purpose flour and regular rolled oats if that is what you have on hand.