Monday, March 15, 2010


This is super easy and very filling. The kids have fun making it because they only get to use their hands. You can bet that I'll be baking another loaf on St. Patrick's Day to go with our corned beef and cabbage.
Oh, how I love holidays!


2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups buttermilk*
Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients with your hands. Make a well in the middle and pour in 1 1/2 cups buttermilk. Continue mixing with your hands, adding the remaining buttermilk as you combine the ingredients. The dough will be very wet and sticky.
Dust your hands with flour and shape the dough into a ball and place on a lightly floured baking sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper). With a knife, score a deep X in the top of the ball. Bake until it's golden brown, about 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool 10 minutes before slicing. Makes a crusty, dense loaf.
*Buttermilk - If you don't have any on hand you can mix 2 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice with enough milk added to make 2 1/2 cups. Then let it sit for 5 minutes before adding to the bread.

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