Old Fashion Oatmeal Bread loaves with tempting homemade look and taste. This is great with pot roasts and other thick soups. Yummy!!!
2c quick-cooking oatmeal or regular oatmeal (i have used both, prefer old fashioned)
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tblsp shortening (or oil)
1pk active dry yeast
1/2 c warm water (110-115)
5 c sifted flour (about)
1 egg white
rolled oats for sprinkling
(REMINDER) This bread takes THREE rise times.....they go pretty quick but it does need THREE.
scald milk; stir in 2 c rolled oats, brown sugar, salt and shortening. remove from heat and cool to luke warm. sprinkle yeast on warm water; stir and dissolve add milk mixture and 2 c flour to yeast. beat with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally, 2 mins. add enough remaining flour, a little at a time, first with spoon and then with hands, to make a soft dough that leaves the sides of the bowl. turn onto a floured board; kneed until dough is smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 mins. place in lightly greased bowl; turn dough over to grease top. cover and let rise in warm place until doubled. punch down and let rise again until nearly doubled, about 30 min. turn onto board and divide in half. round up to make 2 balls. cover and let rest 10 mins. shape into loaves and place in greased loaf pans. let rise until almost doubled. brush tops with egg white beaten with water and sprinkle oats on top. bake in moderate oven about 40 mins. if bread starts to brown to much cover with foil after baking for about 15 mins. Makes 2 loaves