Whole grain Irish soda bread with whole wheat flour and oats – and an amazing giveaway for a 3-piece set of Dansk cookware!
Almost everyone I know makes corned beef and cabbage for Saint Patrick’s day dinner, but how many of you also make Irish soda bread? It gets overlooked pretty often, but it’s one of my favorite Saint Patrick’s Day foods.
This year, I decided to try something a little different and cross my favorite soda bread (which is slightly sweet and loaded with raisins and caraway) with a traditional brown bread. The result was fantastic! Whole wheat flour gives the bread a nutty, toasty flavor and steel coat oats give it a great, rustic texture. Slathered with Irish butter and sprinkled with a touch of salt, it’s great with your meal or on it’s own for breakfast.
Irish soda bread is a quick bread – it uses baking soda instead of yeast, so you don’t need to wait for the dough to rise. It only takes a few seconds to mix up, and then about a half hour in the oven. It really couldn’t be easier!
The dough is also really forgiving. It’s pretty hard to mess up! You don’t even need a bread pan; I baked mine right in my cast iron skillet. You know what would really be perfect though? A round baker, like this one from Dansk. And lucky day – I’ve joined together with some other bloggers to give away a 3 piece set of Dansk cookware! Dansk pans are seriously beautiful, so you’ll definitely want to check out the widget at the end of this point and enter to win! (If you’re reading this in an email, you’ll have to click through to the full post to access the widget).
- 3 cups Gold Medal® all purpose flour
- 1½ cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup sugar
- 2½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup raisins
- Heat oven to 425ºF. Grease the bottom of a 9 inch round baking pan or oven proof skillet.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, oats,, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Mix until just combined. Stir in the raisins.
- Form the dough into a boule and place on the greased pan. Use a serrated knife to cut an "x" into the top of the bread. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked throughout.
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