Thursday, May 14, 2015

St. Brigid's oaten bread

I quit posting much during my pregnancy, but had a few links I wanted to be sure to save and share, like this one. St. Brigid is special to our parish, and so we celebrated this year with some activities and this bread.

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter (cut into small pieces)
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal flakes
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add butter flakes, cutting them in with a knife until the mixture becomes crumbly. Add oats and mix well. Beat the egg with the buttermilk in a separate bowl. Make a "well" in the dry ingredients, then pour in the egg mixture and mix all with a fork until the crumbs hold together.

Form the dough into a ball and knead (on a floured surface). Add flour if the mass is still too sticky to work with. Form the doughball into a round bread and place it on the baking sheet. Score a cross into the bread (do not cut through).

Bake for fifteeen to twenty minutes, the bread should be medium brown.

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