SWEET MOLASSES BREAD
Black Angus Steakhouse Copycat Recipe
Makes 1 Loaf
1 (1/4 oz.) package active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/8 cup molasses
1/8 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 tablespoon salt
6 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick oats
Dissolve the yeast in one cup of lukewarm water with 1 teaspoon of the sugar. In a separate bowl combine the remaining water with the molasses, shortening and salt. Add the remaining sugar and the yeast mixture, mix until smooth. Gradually add the flour mix. Place dough on a light floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 12 minutes. Place dough in a grease bowl, turn dough over to grease the other side. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Divide into three portions and shape into balls. Place three balls side by side in a baking pan.
Brush top lightly with melted margarine and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 45 minutes or until the golden brown (use the lowest rack in the oven). Remove bread from the pan and brush the top with additional melted margarine sprinkle with quick oats, place back in oven for 15 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool.