EASY TO MAKE BROWN BREAD
By Minnie MacMaster (Natalie's Mom)

Here is a great recipe that Natalie loves to have when she gets home for a visit ...

 

- 3/4 CUP LUKEWARM WATER
- 1 TSP. WHITE SUGAR
- 2 TBLS. FLEISCHMANNíS ACTIVE DRY YEAST
- 3/4 CUP MOLASSES
- 1 CUP ROLLED OATS
- 2 TSP. SALT
- 1 BEATON EGG
- 1 CUP BOILING WATER
- 1 CUP COLD WATER
- 2 TBLS. SHORTENING
- 6 1/2 CUPS FLOUR

  • SET YEAST USING THE LUKEWARM WATER AND SUGAR (about ten minutes)
  • POUR MOLASSES, ROLLED OATS, SHORTENING, EGG AND SALT IN LARGE MIXING BOWL.
  • ADD THE BOILING WATER AND THE COLD WATER.
  • TEST AND IF LUKEWARM, ADD YEAST MISTURE.
  • ADD FLOUR GRADUALLY.
  • KNEAD WELL ON A FLOURED BOARD.
  • PUT DOUGH BACK INTO THE BOWL, COVER WITH A TOWL AND LET IT RAISE FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES..(IN A WARM PLACE.)
  • TAKE YOUR DOUGH AND SHAPE INTO LOAVES AND PUT IN GREASED BREAD PANS.
  • COVER WITH A TOWL AND LET RAISE FOR 1 & A HALF HOURS.
  • BAKE IN A 325 DEGREE OVEN FOR ABOUT 40 TO 50 MINUTES. MAKING SURE BREAD HAS A NICE MEDIUM BROWN COLOR TO IT.
  • REMOVE FROM PANS AND BRUSH A BIT OF SOFT BUTTER OVER THE TOP.

** NOTE: I SOMETIMES ADD 3/4 CUP OF RAISONíS TO THE BATTER AND IT MAKES A GREAT RAISON BREAD.