Saturday, October 28, 2017

Rolled Oats Bread with Brown Sugar (1938)

Each bite of my grandmother's home-baked breads was comforting, soft, and delicious. In fine Kansas tradition, her meals always included a plate stacked high with bread and a dish of butter. This is one of her personal recipes.

"Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 cup rolled oats. Cover, let stand until lukewarm.  Add:
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cake compressed yeast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons melted shortening
"Add enough flour to make batter the consistency of cake batter. Beat well. Cover, and let rise. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Flour enough to make stiff dough.

"Let rise until double its bulk. Mold in loaves. Let rise. Bake for 1 hour." (In a moderate oven, which would be about 350 degrees.)

(Origin - My grandmother's collection of recipes from neighbors and friends. All recipes are handwritten, typed or newspaper clippings, from the 1930s to 1950s.  My grandmother was a farmer's wife in California's Central Valley.) 

More "Lost" Recipes from my Grandmother
Caramel Meringue Pie (1935)
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies with Dates, Figs (1935)
Caramel Spice Nut Cake (1935)

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