Oat Bread

OAT BREAD

    8      ounces regular oatmeal (not instant)
    1 1/2  cups buttermilk
    2      teaspoons baking powder
    1/4    teaspoon salt
    1/2    to 1 cup flour
    2      tablespoons melted butter

    In a cool place,  soak oatmeal overnight in buttermilk,   making
    sure milk covers oats.  Next day,  add baking powder,  salt  and
    some  of  the  flour.   Mix  well with  wooden  spoon  or  fork,
    continually  adding flour until dough is sticky.  Place dough on
    greased  baking  sheet or in round bread pan,  forming  a  round
    loaf;  brush with melted butter.  Bake 30 minutes at 325  to 350
    degrees.  When toothpick put into center comes out clean,   it's
    ready. If needed, bake 10 minutes longer, or till pick comes out
    clean.

    Makes 1 loaf.