Irish Oatmeal Bread
1 1/8 c boiling water
7/8 c steel-cut oats
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 T canola oil
1 T molasses
1/8 t sugar
1 packages active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 t)
1/4 c warm water (100° to 110°)
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, and let stand 25 minutes.
Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes or until foamy.
Add to oat mix. Gradually add 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour and the whole wheat flour to the oat mix. Stir with wooden soon until well blended.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes); add remaining all-purpose flour as needed, 1 T at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel sticky).
Place dough in a large bowl coated with oil. Turn to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hr.
Punch dough down; cover and let rest 5 minutes. Roll into a 14 x 8-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Roll up rectangle, starting with a short edge and pinch seam and ends to seal. Put loaf, seam sides down, in a 9-inch lightly oiled loaf pan. Cover and let rise again, 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Bake at 350º for 45 minutes or until loaf is browned and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.