Multi-Seeded Brown Soda Bread Recipe! Happy St. Patty’s Day! Image 1
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Multi-Seeded Brown Soda Bread Recipe! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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A couple of years ago while vacationing in Ireland, I had the opportunity to take a cooking class at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was a Foraging class lead by Darina Allen (Alice Waters of Ireland). For a full day we walked the lush property and discovered all the edible flowers and plants that are right under our noses.

During my stay I bought a few books, one called, “Forgotten Skills of Cooking” by Darina Allen.  In this book, are incredible recipes from Ireland that have either been forgotten or lost with time.  I adapted my Multi-Seeded Brown Soda Bread recipe from her book and it is one of the best I have tasted.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

Ingredients 

14 ounces whole wheat or white wheat flour

1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons, Harvest Grains Blend, King Arthur or any mix of seeds/grains

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

2 tablespoons molasses

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

 

To Prepare:

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  In a stand mixer or large bowl combine the flour, 1/3 cup of harvest grains, salt and baking soda.

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2.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg and oil.

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3.  Next, stir the mixture together on low until just combined, 1 minute.  Add the molasses and continue to stir until combined, another minute.

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4.  Add the buttermilk slowly to the flour until the dough comes together, 3 minutes.  The dough should look light and slightly sticky.

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5.  Oil a 5×9 loaf pan and spoon the dough evenly into the pan.

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6.  Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Harvest Grains over the top of the loaf.

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7.  Place the bread in the oven to bake for 45-60 minutes or until dark golden brown.

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9.  Remove the bread from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes.

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10.  Remove the bread from the pan and place it on a cooling rack for 30 minutes until just slightly warm.

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11.  Slice and serve your Multi-Seeded Brown Soda Bread and smear it with Irish butter or just…Enjoy!

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