Monday, March 16, 2009

Irish Brown Bread

We made this recipe last year for St. Patrick's Day and it was surprisingly yummy. My kids loved stirring the ingredients together with their hands. If you don't have buttermilk simply add two tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice to regular milk as a subsitute for the buttermilk.

Eat the bread warm with a little butter.

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day and don't get pinched! =)

Irish Brown Bread

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups buttermilk

1. Heat the oven to 400°. Combine everything but the buttermilk in a large bowl and stir the ingredients with your hands. Make a well in the mixture and pour in 1 1/2 cups of the buttermilk.
2. Continue mixing with your hands, adding the remaining cup of buttermilk as you combine the ingredients. The resulting dough will be wet and very sticky.
3. Dust your hands with flour, shape the dough into a ball, and place it on a floured cookie sheet (I cooked our bread on foil sprayed with Pam and then placed on the cookie sheet). With a knife, score a deep X in the top of the ball, widening it with the sides of the blade as you cut.
4. Bake the bread until it's golden brown, about 50 minutes. Transfer it to a wire rack and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Makes a crusty, dense loaf about 7 inches in diameter.

This recipe is from Family Fun.

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