Honey Oatmeal Bread
2 cups boiling water
1 cup dry rolled oats
soak 1/2 hour until oats are soft
2 packages dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
Sprinkle yeast on water, let sit until all yeast is dissolved
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp melted butter
Add to oats, then add yeast,
4-5 cups flour
Add to other ingredients, knead until smooth and dough has tiny blisters on the surface (it may be sticky). Let dough rise, then punch down.
Grease two loaf pans. Form dough into two loaves and place in pans. Let rise until doubled. When doubled, brush tops with egg yolk mixed with a few drops of water.
Sprinkle on poppy or sesame seeds (as many as will stick).
Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes (top will collapse before or after loaves
come from the oven).
Excellent toasted, which brings out honey flavor