Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ireland #1

This is a recipe I found in The Irish Spirit that could be used in two additonal recipes, so I made up a loaf this morning while I was baking cookies. I was able to find McCann's Irish Oatmeal at Kroger, but I'm sure any quick-cooking oatmeal would work just as well!

Brown Soda Bread

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup plus 1 tbsp. McCann's Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal
1 tsp. baking powdeer
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, stir in the whole wheat flourt and oatmeal. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk and egg. With a spoon, stir until it forms a dough. With floured hands, form into 2 rounds. Transfer to a baking sheet and sprinkle with the remaining oatmeal. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

I halved this recipe, and made 1 loaf in a loaf pan.

Recipe from:
The Irish Spirit, Margaret M Johnson. Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 2006.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yum! I love brown bread! I made some this weekend too! So great with a little butter and jam!