Thank you so much for all the congratulations on my last post! I’m still on cloud 9 from the news. It’s hard to believe the very thing I’ve been stressing about for the past three years is finally over. Now I just can’t wait for the fall to actually start my internship!
On an unrelated note, I have a funny story…
So it’s Saturday morning and like always, I can’t sleep, so I get up at 6 am. I have nothing to do at this hour since the gym doesn’t open until 7 am on Saturdays, so I start writing a post about my Irish soda bread recipe that was working on the previous weekend. But as I’m typing out the flour quantities, I start to wonder if I wrote them down correctly.
So I head back into the kitchen to whip up another loaf. At 6:15 am. On a Saturday. When most normal people are still sleeping. And guess what I learned after making this loaf? Yup, my original ingredient amounts were, in fact, correct.
But oh well, you can never have too much bread. Especially this easy, yeast-free whole wheat oatmeal Irish soda bread. And did I mention that can be made in a little over an hour? Which means if you’re an early riser like me, you can make it when you wake up and enjoy a slice fresh from the oven for breakfast! Note: topping it with almond butter and honey is highly recommended.
- 2-1/3 cups whole wheat flour (+ 2 tbsp if needed)
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ cup quick oats
- ¼ cup oat bran
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1-1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- ¼ cup canola oil
- In large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, oats, oat bran, flax seeds, sugar, baking soda and salt.
- In small bowl or measuring cup combine the buttermilk and oil and whisk to combine. Add the wet ingredients to the to dry ingredients all at once and stir with fork until the dough comes together. If it is sticky, add an extra 1-2 tbsp of whole wheat flour.
- On floured surface and with floured hands, knead the dough about 10 times, then shape it into a ball about 10 to 12 cm in diameter. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then cut an X (about ½" deep) on in the dough with a knife.
- Bake at 375ºF for about about 45-50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
Recipe adapted from Canadian Living’s Irish Soda Bread recipe.
Are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?
Have you ever made Irish soda bread?