- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 cups boiling water
- ½ cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 2 pkgs. yeast
- 2 eggs
- 6 to 7 cups flour
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Additional oats to coat the top of the bread
- In a large mixer bowl, combine oats, butter, boiling water, honey, and salt.
- Cool to warm (105 to 115 degrees). Stir in yeast.
- Add 2 eggs and 2 ½ cups flour. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth.
- Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic. Add more flour as needed until dough is no longer sticky.
- Place in a greased bowl. Lightly grease the top of dough. Cover, let rise until double in bulk (about 1 hour).
- Punch dough down, and divide dough in half. Shape and place into greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise until double in bulk.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Gently brush mixture over the top of the loaves. Sprinkle with oats.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25-35 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Let rest for 1 minute, and remove from pans.
- Serve with Honey Butter, if you like
NOTE: To make Honey Butter, combine the following ingredients in a bowl:
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