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Oatmeal Bread

2 cups boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
14 ounce dry yeast (1 packet)
12 cup lukewarm water
12 cup molasses
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons butter, melted
5 cups flour


Pour boiling water over oats; let rest 2 hours. Sprinkle yeast over lukewarm water; stir until dissolved. Add to oats with molasses, salt and butter. Stir in flour, beating with wooden spoon until well mixed. Shape into ball. Place in a buttered bowl, cover with tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Punch down, then beat again until smooth. Divide batter into 2 buttered loaf pans. Let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes. Bake in 375 oven for 40-45 minutes, or til loaves are golden and pull away from sides of pan.

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