Nova Scotia Bread Recipe

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Nova Scotia Bread

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at Yes, just another recipe for hand made yeast bread, but this version with the molases is very Nova Scotian!

1 cup warm water (about 100 degrees)
1 teaspoon raw sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
3/4 cup molasses
1 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 - 5 cups unbleached all purpose flour

In a small bowl or glass measuring cup combine the warm water, sugar and yeast. Stir to dissolve and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the molasses, rolled oats, butter and salt. Pour in the boiling water and stir to melt the butter and to blend well. Add the cold water and blend well, adding the yeast mixture and the 2 cups of whole wheat flour. Add 4 cups of the all purpose flour and dump out onto a work surface and hand knead about 5 minutes or so, adding the additional flour as needed to make a nice workable dough. Form the dough into a large ball and then cut it in half. Butter or oil 2 bread loaf pans. Shape each half of the dough into a loaf and place into the pans. Cover with clean dish towels and set aside in a warm draft free place to rise, about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake the loaves 50 - 60 minutes until nicely brown and set up completely. Place on cooling racks and allow to stand about 10 minutes before inverting. Slice and eat!!!

Recipe created 2018-01-15.

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