Grammy's Oatmeal Bread

From Edith. Carol says this one is really good. It looks like this comes from the time when we were living with Grammy and Grampy at the flower shop, about the time Marti was born.

Makes 2 loaves

Add salt to boiling water, stir in oats and shortening and let stand 1 hour

Crumble yeast in large bowl, add 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 c lukewarm water. Let stand 1 hour

Dissolve brown sugar in ½ c lukewarm water (this is Jill’s job) and add to yeast mixture.

Add half the flour and beat until smooth

Add remaining flour and oat mixture

Knead until smooth (This is a much sloppier dough than the white bread dough)

Oil bowl-sides, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled in sized

Punch down, let stand for 15 minutes

Form into 2 loaves, put in greased pan and let rise aging till doubled in size

Bake at 400º for 15 then at 350º for about 30" Eat with butter and relish (the bread)

Source: Grace's recipe file