Oatmeal Cake

1-1/2 cup water

1 stick butter

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon


1 stick butter

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

optional: 1 cup coconut, 1 cup chopped nuts, 1 cup raisins

Combine water, butter and oatmeal. Heat until butter melts. Set aside for 20 minutes. Combine sugars, flour, eggs, baking soda and cinnamon. Add oatmeal mixture. Pour into a greased 13″ x 9″ pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Mix all ingredients for glaze in pan until melted. Pour over cake.

Amish White Bread 

2 cups warm water

2/3 cup sugar

1-1/2 tablespoon yeast

1-1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup oil

6 cups bread flour

Add sugar and yeast to warm water. Allow to proof for 5-10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir to incorporate. Knead for 5 minutes or so, cover and sit in warm place to rise until doubles in size. (usually an hour or two) Punch down and knead, divide in two and place in 2 greased loaf pans. Allow to rise about 30 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Brush tops with butter and enjoy!


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