Thursday, December 18, 2008

Oatmeal Molasses Bread

I gave this recipe a whirl today. I was intrigued with the idea of adding oatmeal.

This is better than Playdough...
Oatmeal Molasses Bread

1 cup quick oats
1-1/2 tbs butter
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp salt
3-2/3 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 cups boiling water
Bring the two cups to a boil, add quick oats and butter. Let mixture sit for 1 hour.
Stir yeast into the 1/2 cup of warm water and let sit for 5 min.
Stir yeast mixture, molasses, and salt into oatmeal mixture.
Stir in as much flour as possible and knead on floured surface and knead for about 8 min or until smooth and elastic.
Place dough in bowl (greased) and cover with towel. Let rise till double.
Punch down dough and cut into two. Shape each into loaf and place in loaf pans. Let rise again with towel.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 min... Cool on wire racks.


Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

You didn't say if you liked it?? it's our favorite bread... except I do now have a runner up.. the other day I made an Italian herb bread that was fab..

Patty said...

That bread looks so good!

After reading about Jo Marie's bread and now your bread it makes me want to bake some bread too!

Texas Mom said...

Yes, I like the bread. I wonder how it would taste if I had substituted honey for molasses? I stock up on honey, but had to purchase the molasses for this recipe.

My next project is whole wheat bread, or at least, partial wheat. I'm trying to find a good recipe for bread where I can start making my own/freezing, rather than buying store bought.

This molasses recipe is vegan, which is great when you're cutting back on ingredients, but I DO like my milk and eggs.

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

I have a really good whole wheat recipe that I clipped from a flour bag way back in the 70's.. I'll have to dig it out and do a blog with the recipe.
There's no problem with using honey instead of molasses.. it would just be a lighter colored bread. Actually I tend to add both to my bread and I always have molasses on my shelf because I use it in lots of things such as baked beans... it's good for you too.

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Tiffiney said...

oh yum...another recipe for me to print out...I love bread!! :)