*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Oatmeal Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Sharon Beck
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          boiling water
    1      cup           oatmeal
    1      package       dry yeast
      1/2  cup           warm water
      1/2  cup           sugar
    5 1/2  cups          flour -- approximately
    1      tablespoon    salt
    2      tablespoons   butter
 
 Pour boiling water over oatmeal, stir & set aside to cool  to about 110*, or
lukewarm. In small bowl mix yeast, warm  water, 1/4 c. sugar & 1/2 c. flour
until smooth. Cover &  set aside in warm place until light, bubbly, and at
least doubled in volume. In mixing bowl, pour oatmeal mixture,	yeast mixture,
remaining sugar, salt, and butter or  margarine. Add remaining flour gradually.
Dough should not  be stiff, but on the soft side. Turn dough over in an  oiled
bowl, cover, and set aside to rise until doubled in  bulk. Punch down and shape
into 2 loaves. Dough may be a bit sticky. Place in greased 8 loaf pans. Cover
& let
 rise again until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350* for 30-35  minutes, or until
golden, and loaves sound hollow when  tapped. Coat the top of the loaves with
butter or margarine when removed from pans.
 
 
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