Last Wednesday Muddy weighed 5.15.5. Today he weighs 6.6.5. I think the bread is working!
Here is the recipe for Molasses Oat Bread, in case you would like to give it a try.
Molasses Oat Bread
Yield: 3 loaves
4 cups boiling water
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup molasses
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 package yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
9-10 cups flour
In a mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cool to 110-115 degrees. Add yeast; mix well. Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch dough down and divide into thirds; shape into loaves. Place in three greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.