We had finished a meal using our fresh whole wheat bread and I asked the kids which one they liked better, white or whole wheat. Everyone said they preferred the whole wheat, except my girl. She scrunched up her nose and said, “I really don’t see any difference.” Fine. She doesn’t enjoy bread on the best of days. Weird. When she felt it was safe to continue talking, and that mommy wouldn’t cry, she said that she wondered what Grammie’s magic was to make her bread. “Magic??” I asked. “Yea, to make her bread brown and taste so good”, says she. Um hm.
So why don’t I just give you Grammie’s magic bread recipe, and then you can decide for yourself which one of the three you like most. And since my WordPress account is still acting up, there will be no pictures for you. :(
Put 2 Cups of Oatmeal in a large bowl.
Add 1/4 Cup Shortening.
Add 3 Cups boiling water. Stir until shortening melts.
Let sit for 20 minutes.
In 1 Cup warm water add 1 tsp sugar and 2 Tbsp yeast. Let sit for 10 minutes.
After the Oatmeal has sat for 20 minutes add 2/3 Cup Molasses, and 4 tsp Salt.
Stir risen yeast with fork and add to Oatmeal mixture.
Start adding flour a Cup at a time until right consistency. (I think it ends up being about 7-9 Cups)
Let rise 1 hour.
Cut into 4 loaves (they will be slightly smaller than the other recipe)
Place in greased loaf pans and let rise 1 hour more.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Make sure they are completely done, no fun having doughy brown bread…. I know. :(