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- 1 c
- quick oatmeal
- 2 c
- boiling water
- 2 pkg
- 1/3 c
- lukewarm water
- 2 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 c
- sorghum (molasses) or honey
- 2 Tbsp
- butter/oleo, softened
- 6 c
1Pour oatmeal over boiling water, cool till warm
2Soak yeast in lukewarm water until soft
3Add to oatmeal; salt, honey/sorghum, butter/oleo. Mix well.
4Add softened yeast and a total of 6 cups flour. I use my mixer and add 4+ cups while the mixer can handle it.
5Knead till it forms a soft mound. If not understandable (soft mound) ask Dear Hubby - he'll know.
6Let rise until double. Punch down. Make into loaves. Let rise till doubled. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
7You may vary this bread with the following additions that you ad following the softened yeast:
#1 - 1 c. raisins
#2 - 3/4 c. citron or dried fruit or both
#3 - 1/2 c. orange marmalade (Cut your honey/sorghum to 1/4 c.
#4 - 1/2 t. dried parsley, 1/2 t. anise seed, 2 t. dried savory, 1/4 t. powdered thyme
#5 - My favorite - 2 t. crumbled leaf sage, 1 t. leaf or dried marjoram, 1/2 t. caraway seed