Granny's best bread recipe, ever! Try it for yourself!
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup scalded whole milk
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
In a large bowl pour the boiling water over the rolled oats. Add the scalded milk and stir. Pour in the oil and molasses. Stir well.
In a separate bowl mix the sugar with the yeast and 1 cup of the flour. When the oatmeal mixture has cooled to lukewarm add the yeast-flour mixture. Stir in the salt and remaining 5 cups of flour. Knead dough for 6 to 8 minutes. Place the dough in a covered greased bowl and let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch the dough down. Knead for 2 minutes. Divide dough into two pieces and place into greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans. Cover pans and let rise until almost doubled in size.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour, or until nicely browned. Let the loaves cool on a rack. Remove loaves from pan; wrap well and store in a cool spot.