Michele’s Famous Brown Bread
Mix in a large bowl:
2 T white sugar – or 1/3 cup maple syrup
½ cup molasses
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup all bran cereal
1/3 cup flax seed
1/3 cup golden raisins
Glob of butter (the recipe calls for 2 T of shortening or butter)
Add to this 2 cups boiling water.
Allow to cool down a little bit, then add 1-2 cups of flour
In another cereal bowl add luke warm water (90-100 degrees)
A few drops of molasses or maple syrup
2 T of yeast
Blend in the yeast mixture and finish adding the flour (approximately 2-3 cups).
Knead and let stand until double in size.
Knock down buy kneading and then form into loaf sizes, let rise again.
Bake for 15-20 minutes in 350 degree oven or until cooked (this depends upon the size of the loaves).