melted butter, cool slightly
sifted bread flour, plus more for bread board while kneading
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.