Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

We love freshly made bread but have been spoiled over the years by store bought. Most fresh baked breads do not have the density to make good sandwiches. So after years of searching I found a recipe and gave it a try and a little tweaking.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quick oats or 1 cup of oats ground
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 6 cups of flour
  • 1 TBS melted butter
  • 4 1/2 tsp yeast

Directions:

 

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and allow it to proof.

 

2. Stir boiling water and shortening together until shortening is melted.
3. Add brown sugar and cream of tartar to shortening mix and allow to cool.

 

4. Add eggs, oats salt and shortening mixture to yeast mixture.

 

5. Add 3 cups of flour to form a soft dough.
6. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface.
7. Knead dough until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes.
8. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. (use melted butter, oil, olive oil, etc)

 

9. Cover and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in sized.

 

10. Punch down and turn on to flour surface.
11. Divide into two portions and shape into loaves. Poke the top with a fork and spread melted butter.

 

12. Cover and allow to rise again.    
13. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
14.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

 

A quick tip when baking yeast breads. They need warmth and humidity. What I do especially in cooler weather is set my oven to 150 degrees and place a baking with water in it. Just before I put the bread in to rise I turn the oven off. This creates the perfect setting for bread to rise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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