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4 cboiling water
3 cold fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
7 1/2 to 8 call purpose flour approximately, divided
2 pkgactive dry yeast
1/4 cvegetable oil
1/2 cdark molasses
How to Make Maryetta's Oatmeal Bread
- pour the boiling water over the oatmeal in a large bowl and leave to cool. Then stir in 2 cups flour and the yeast. Place in warm spot and allow to rise, uncovered and doubled in bulk, 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Punch down and work in the salt, oil, molasses and enough flour to make a stiff dough.
- turn out on a floured board and knead, adding extra flour if necessary to make a pliable stiff dough - about 10 minutes, but you cannot knead too much. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts and form into 3 loaves to fit 3 buttered 5 by 8 loaf pans.
- Allow to rise again, uncovered, until doubled, about 45 min. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 40 to 60 min.
I brush tops with melted butter just out of the oven.
Cool on racks before slicing.