Recipe: Oatmeal Bread

  • 1 cup rolled oats ½ yeast cake
  • ½ cup corn meal ¼ cup lukewarm water
  • 1½ teaspoons salt ½ cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon shortening 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups boiling water

Mix oats, corn meal, salt, and shortening; add boiling water, and let stand one hour; add yeast dissolved in lukewarm water, molasses, and flour. Mix well, cover, and let rise until double in bulk; beat well, turn into two greased pans, let rise, and bake in a hot oven about fifty minutes.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)