Friday, 13 September 2013

"Royal George" Brown Bread

Yesterday was very dull in the early morning, just right for trying a new recipe.  This time I chose a bread.  It is so easy and quite delicious.  This recipe makes two regular loaves---just right here at the empty nest. 

"Royal George" Brown Bread

Into a medium bowl, put 
1 cup of rolled oats 
2 cups boiling water over
(stir and set aside until cool)
Meanwhile dissolve 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water and sprinkle in 1 pkg yeast.  
Let the yeast mixture set in a warm place for 10 minutes.
Add to the rolled oats mixture:
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup molasses and the yeast mixture
Stir well, then fold in 5 cups flour
Beat or knead well and let rise until double in bulk.  
Knead again and place into baking pans to rise until about double in bulk again.
Bake in oven (preheated to 350*) for 30 - 40 minutes, until golden brown.

Here's how it looked..............

 The bread smelled divine while baking--just the right amount of molasses to put a mouth-watering 
aroma right through the house.



  1. I'd like to have that smell wafting through my house!

  2. The Royal George bread is very delicious will make it again for sure

  3. My brother made this,it did not rise,was it the fast rising yeast or regular yeast?
    Says 1 pkg yeast,should it have been all 3 packets?

    1. I used 1 envelope of traditional yeast for problems...bread is in the oven now baking and the aroma is wafting through the house...

  4. Do you think I could convert this recipe for a bread machine?? Looks sooooooo good!!

    1. I don't know---I don't have e bread maker....did you Google to see how to convert regular recipes for the bread-maker?

    2. I have a bread machine but seldom use it. In mine, you have to put all the wet ingredients first, then the dry ingredients, and the yeast on top of that.

  5. I love this recipe I make it often it's in the yarmouth bluenose cookbook :)

  6. I tried this recipe today and it is one of the best brown bread recipes I have ever tasted..though I added raisens. I followed the recipe and it came out fine. Vivian..I used the regular yeast..quick rise is something different again. Was his water too hot for the yeast? was the yeast too old? Could be a few problems there.

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  8. This recipe is from the Royal George Hotel in Antigonish, NS. Our family has been making this recipe for four generations. Great bread!