No-Knead Oatmeal Molasses Bread

NO KNEAD OATMEAL MOLASSES BREAD

  • 2 pkgs. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 C lukewarm water to soften yeast
  • 1 1/2 C boiling water
  • 1 C oatmeal (quick or regular)
  • 1/2 C light molasses
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 1/4 C flour
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Combine boiling water, oatmeal, molasses, shortening and salt. Cool to lukewarm. In large bowl soften yeast in 1/2 lukewarm water and 1 tsp. sugar for about 8 minutes. Add oatmeal mixture and the beaten eggs to yeast mixture. Stir in flour 2 C at a time, beating vigorously after each addition until smooth. Grease top lightly and let stand covered about 1 1/2 hour. Turn on to greased surface and shape into two loaves and place in greased pans. Cover with towel and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size. Bake at 375 degrees 35-40 minutes. Remove from pans and grease tops lightly. PS It may need a little kneading if it gets too hard to stir!

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