2 Boiling Water
1 1/2 Butter
1 Dry Yeast
1/2 Blackstrap Molasses
4 1/2 – 5 Flour
In a large bowl, pour boiling water over butter and oatmeal.
Let stand 30 minutes In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water and let stand until the yeast dissolves and gets foamy.
In either the large bowl (if doing by hand or in a mixer bowl, combine the oatmeal, yeast, molasses, and salt.
Mix, adding 1 cup of flour at a time until JUST kneadable.
This dough is sticky, do not add too much flour!
Turn onto a floured surface (or add dough hook to machine and knead about 8 minutes, using as little flour as you can and still knead it.,
Form dough into a ball, and place in an oiled bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap or a cloth and let rise 1 1/2 hours.
Punch the dough down and cut into half.
Shape into loaves, or circles or any other shape you desire.
Cover again and let rise for 40 minutes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes .
VERY IMPORTANT: When baking in anytype of pan, grease them well.
This bread will stick in a BIG way if the pans are ungreased.