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.