• 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup long cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons Crisco
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 ounce instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 4 3/4-5 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 in a bowl, combine first 4 ingredients — set aside to cool —
  • 2 in large mixng bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, sprinkle with sugar, let stand 3 minutes.
  • 3 add oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups of flour.mix well.
  • 4 add enough remaining flour to form soft dough —
  • 5 turn onto lightly floured surface and knead for 6-8 minutes.or until smooth and elastic.
  • 6 place in a greased bowl,, turning to grease top.cover and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • 7 punch dough down.divide in half and shape into loaves.
  • 8 place in 2 greased 9×5″ loaf pans.
  • 9 cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
  • 10 bake at 375* for 30-35 minutes or golden brown.
  • 11 cool in pans on rack for 10 minutes.
  • 12 remove from pans and cool completely on rack.
  • 13 brush with additional melted butter after 10 minutes of cooling — .