Hey everyone, I'm excited to share this wonderful recipe with you for one of the most delicious breads from my Irish heritage, 'Wheaten bread'
Wheaten is a hearty, moist and full flavored bread loved throughout Ireland, and eaten at various times of the day. I love it toasted for breakfast with Irish Kerrygold butter (sold in Publix, by the way), clover honey and a perfect cup of tea. You should also try it freshly baked then sliced, buttered, and topped with wild caught smoked salmon, fresh cracked black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice for lunch. At the end of the day, try it with some preserve and a de-caf Irish tea to unwind....it's also perfect with hearty soups!
This bread is also great for your body because of the oatmeal and the stone ground flour that still has the bran and germ in it. Omega-rich flax seeds give a nutty addition to the crust, along with lots of flavor!
Here is the recipe for you to try:
Judith's Irish Wheaten Bread:
- 1 1/2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats (plus 2 tsp to sprinkle on top)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup buttermilk (plus 2 Tbsp)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1 tsp flax seeds (to sprinkle on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x4 size loaf pan. Measure dry ingredients in to a large bowl and rub in cold butter with finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs. Using a large metal spoon, quickly fold in buttermilk, beaten egg and honey. Pour into loaf pan, and sprinkle with a little oatmeal and whole flax seeds. Bake for 50 minutes or until the center comes out clean when inserted with a skewer.