An easy oatmeal bread from the east coast.
1 tsp dry active yeast (1 package)
1/4 cup warm water
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
6 cups all-purpose flour
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2: In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the 1/4 cup warm water and let sit undisturbed for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Into a large bowl add the oats, molasses, oil, salt and boiling water, mix together, then add half the flour, followed by the yeast mixture, and then the remaining flour. Blend together.
Step 4: On a floured surface, kneed the dough for 5 minutes and then form into a ball. Let sit to rise, covered on the counter with a tea towel, for 1 hour, then punch the dough to let the air out.
Step 5: Grease two loaf pans and shape dough into two loaves in prepared pans. Let sit in pans to rise for another hour, then bake for 50 minutes.
Makes 2 loaves