I love to make bread. I love the way it adds a lovely smell to the kitchen, but most of all I love to watch the family totally enjoy the warm bread. They eat it with such delight, that always warms this cook’s heart.
I make an oatmeal bread for it holds the moisture in the bread longer.
2 T. Of yeast
4 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of oil
9 cups of flour
2 cups of oatmeal
.Dissolve yeast in the warm water. Add sugar, oil, salt,and 3 cups of flour , all the oatmeal , then mix well. Finish out using the rest of the flour in the kneading of the dough. Let rise for an hour, shape into loaves . Again let it raise until double. Bake at 350 for 25 – 30 mins.
dough being kneaded.
Bread raising ready to be made into loaves.
Loaves in pans
Bread ready to be removed from pans. I use butter on tops and sides for added softness to the crust.
The mincemeat cookies that I posted about last week were a “hit” among the family!
Wishing all a Merry Christmas! Deb
Baking bread is something I really want to get back to–I love it, too, and hardly ever take the time. Maybe you’ll inspire me!