Mona’s Country Oatmeal Bread
1 c boiling water
1 c old fashion oats
One pkg yeast
1/3 c warm water
¼ c honey
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 ½ c flour
Additional oats and melted butter.
In a large bowl, add oats and boiling water to combine; let stand until warm. In a small bowl dissolve action yeast in the cup warm water, then add to oat mixture. Add honey, butter, salt, and 3 c flour; beat until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead bread until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled. Punch the dough down and shape into a loaf. Place in a greased 8 inch loaf pan, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with oats. Place in a warm spot for about 30 minutes until doubled again. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown. From Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis.
This is delicious bread; one of the best recipes I have found to add to my ever-growing collection. Enjoy as we have enjoyed this fresh bread that makes the house smell so nice.