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                           MOLASSES OATMEAL BREAD
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Yeast
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Cakes compressed yeast -- OR..
    2       pk           -Dry yeast
      1/2   c            Lukewarm water
    1       c            Milk -- scalded
    2       tb           Sugar
    1       tb           Salt
    2       tb           Shortening
      1/3   c            Light molasses
    4       c            Sifted all-purpose flour
                         -- (more as necessary)
    1 1/2   c            Quaker Oats, uncooked
                         -- (quick or old-fashioned)
   Soften yeast in lukewarm water.  (Use warm water for dry yeast.)  Pour
   scalded milk over sugar, salt, shortening and molasses.  Cool to lukewarm.
   Stir in 1 cup flour.  Add softened yeast and oats.  Stir in enough more
   flour to make a soft dough.
   Turn out on lightly floured board or canvas; knead until smooth and
   satiny, about 10 minutes.  Round dough into ball; place in greased bowl;
   brush lightly with melted shortening.  Cover and let rise in warm place
   until double in size, about 1 hour.
   Punch dough down; cover; let rest 10 minutes.  Divide dough in half; shape
   each half to form a loaf.  Place in greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 loaf
   pans.  Brush lightly with melted shortening.  Cover; let rise until nearly
   double in size, about 45 minutes.  Bake in preheated moderate oven
   (350 F.) about 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from pans; brush
   with melted butter.  Cool.
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   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
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