Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MOLASSES OATMEAL BREAD

2 cups dry oatmeal
4 cups boiling water
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup soft shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins
3 tsp salt
2 pkgs dry yeast in 1/2 cup warm water
5 cups flour
6 - 7 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine oatmeal and boiling water; let stand 1 hour till cool. Add next 7 ingredients, mix well and let rise. Add rest of flour and knead well. Let rise again, form into loaves and let rise until light. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes. Makes 3 large or 4 medium loaves. This bread freezes well. Can also be make into rolls.


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