IRISH OATMEAL BREAD

Ingredients:

3 cups sifted All-Purpose flour

1 egg

1 1/4 cups quick rolled oats

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup honey (more for a sweeter taste)

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbs. melted butter or margarine

1 1/2 Tbs. baking powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9"x 5"x 3" loaf pan, set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, baking powder, salt. Set aside. In another bowl, using rotary beater, beat egg with honey and milk to mix well. Pour egg mixture into oat mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are moistened- mixture will not be smooth. Spread batter in pan. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until crusty and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn loaf out of pan onto wire rack while still warm. Brush top with melted butter.

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