The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Friday, January 26, 2007

Grammie's Oatmeal Bread

You will love this one I'm sure! It was, of course, a favourite of our family growing up. I remember mom making it all the time and dad not waiting for it to cool before slicing off the heel and slathering it with butter. I loved it as toast with mom's strawberry jam for breakfast. UMMMM umm Good!! Put 2 Cups Oatmeal and 1/4 Cup Shortening in a large bowl.
Add 3 Cups boiling water and stir until shortening melts.
Let sit for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile: Add 2 tsp of Sugar to 1 Cup lukewarm water. Add 2 tbsp yeast and let rise for 10 minutes.

Combine the yeast mixture with Oatmeal.
Stir in 2/3 Cup Molasses and 4 tsp Salt.

Add 5-7 Cups All-Purpose Flour, kneading in Flour as needed.
Knead for about 10 minutes.
Cover with damp cloth and let rise 1 hour.

After rising, divide dough into 4 parts and shape into loaves and place in greased pans.
Let raise another hour.
Place in 400 oven for 25-30 minutes
Rub butter over tops of loaves to keep it soft and oh, so tasty!



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