Monday, December 20, 2010

He has risen! Yes, he has risen, indeed!

Okay, not exactly...While at Seester's over the weekend she started pulling out some of Mom's old cookbooks. Check it out: Favorite Recipes from the Lutheran Brotherhood. How much fun is this? Tons! The book was published in 1970.

I decided I'd make a bread recipe out of the book. The recipe, Oatmeal Bread, comes courtesy of Mrs. Philmon Erickson, Hendricks, Minn.

Oatmeal Bread

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon shortening (ew! Use butter)
2 packages dry yeast (I used my starter)
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 cups flour (I used whole wheat)

Pour boiling water over oatmeal, salt and shortening (butter) in a large bowl. Cool to lukewarm. Soften yeast in warm water. Add molasses, sugar and dissolved yeast to oatmeal mixture. Add 4 cups of the flour and mix well. Turn out onto board, cover with bowl and let rest for 10 minutes. Add last cup of flour and knead well. Shape into two round loaves. Let rise until double in size. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Brush top with butter.

It all seemed to be going well until my Lutheran bread, just like Jesus, didn't rise. Must have been the unholy wheat flour!

Jax-The-Santa-Cheese-Connesewer says "Ho, Ho, F__king get this stupid hat off my head!"

Have a good day!

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