Oatmeal Herb Bread
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 - 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active, dry yeast
  • 3-4 tablespoons freshly snipped herbs (combination of basil, oregano,marjoram or thyme or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried herbs, crushed)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  1. In a mixing bowl combine oats and boiling water. Stir in butter,brown sugar, and salt.
  2. Cool mixture till warm (120-130 degrees F).
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl stir together 1 3/4 cups of the all-purpose flour and yeast.
  4. Add warm oatmeal mixture.
  5. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  6. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in herbs, whole wheat flor, and as much of the remaining all-purpose flour as you can.
  8. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
  9. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic(6-8 minutes).
  10. Shape into a ball.
  11. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once.
  12. Cover and let rise in a warm place till double (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
  13. Punch down dough. Divide in half.
  14. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  15. Lightly grease two 9x593-inch loaf pans.
  16. Shape each half of dough into a loaf and place in pans or shape portions of dough into 5-inch rounds and place on greased baking sheets.
  17. Cover loaves and let rise in a warm place till nearly doubled (about 30-45 minutes).
  18. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or till bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  19. Remove from pans or baking sheets; cool on wire racks.
I used to make this quite often as a substitute for white bread for sandwiches. Just found it looking for new recipes to post here. Enjoy!