Monday, March 17, 2014

Oatmeal Soda Bread

2 c rolled oats (ground into flour in food processor)
2 1/4 c flour
1 3/4 t baking soda
1 1/4 t salt
1 3/4 c buttermilk
mixed seeds - caraway, poppy, etc.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Prepare large loaf pan (9x5x3): coat inside with butter or oil.  Cut parchment paper to length of pan and fit into pan.  coat paper with butter or oil.  Set aside.

Grind rolled oats into a fine powder in food processor.  Add to a large bowl along with flour, salt, and soda and sift together well.

Add buttermilk all at once, and mix until dough just holds together.

Dump dough onto a floured surface, add flour if needed and knead until the dough is uniform and can be formed into a ball without cracks or fissures.  Form into an ovoid shape slightly smaller than the pan and fit into the pan.

Cut diagonal slices both ways across the top.  Coat with extra buttermilk.  Sprinkle the top with mixed seeds.

Bake on middle rack for 50 minutes.  Bread should sound hollow when thumped and have a nicely browned hard crust on top.

Slightly modified version of recipe found at

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