Total Calories: 185
In a medium size bowl, combine boiling water, oats and shortening. Let cool to room temperature. In a small bowl combine the yeast and 3/4 cup water and sugar. The yeast will bubble up and you will know your yeast is active.
In a large bowl; add the oat mixture, brown sugar, molasses and 3 cups of flour; mix well. Add enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 10 minutes. This can also be done in a mixer that will handle bread dough, shortening the kneading time to 5 minutes. Make sure the bread pulls away from the side of the mixing bowl. Add a little more flour if needed.
Place in a greased bowl, cover with either a damp cloth or plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray and let rise until double, about 1 hour. Punch dough down with your hands. Divide in half and shape into two loaves. Place in greased bread pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 to 40 minutes. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. The bread should sound hollow when you thump it with your finger. Cool on racks and brush bread on top with a little melted butter.
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