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  • Serves: 2 Loaves

Molasses Oatmeal Bread

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Category: Yeast, Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Cakes compressed yeast; OR..
  • 2 pk -Dry yeast
  • 1/2 c Lukewarm water
  • 1 c Milk; scalded
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 2 tb Shortening
  • 1/3 c Light molasses
  • 4 c Sifted all-purpose flour
  • -- (more as necessary)
  • 1 1/2 c Quaker Oats, uncooked
  • -- (quick or old-fashioned)


Soften yeast in lukewarm water. (Use warm water for dry yeast.) Pour
scalded milk over sugar, salt, shortening and molasses. Cool to lukewarm.
Stir in 1 cup flour. Add softened yeast and oats. Stir in enough more
flour to make a soft dough.

Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas; knead until smooth and
satiny, about 10 minutes. Round dough into ball; place in greased bowl;
brush lightly with melted shortening. Cover and let rise in warm place
until double in size, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down; cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; shape
each half to form a loaf. Place in greased 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2" loaf
pans. Brush lightly with melted shortening. Cover; let rise until nearly
double in size, about 45 minutes. Bake in preheated moderate oven
(350 F.) about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans; brush
with melted butter. Cool.

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