Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
Another soda bread recipe in time for St. Patty's Day. This one is a bit healthier than most, with lots of whole grain and fiber. From an old Gourmet mag originally. These freeze well.
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 -1 1⁄3 cup white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 2⁄3 cup rolled oats
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 1⁄3 cups buttermilk
- Combine the first 5 dry ingredients EXCEPT for 1/3 cup of the white flour.
- Add the butter, cut into bits, and cut into the dry mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
- Add oats and sesame seeds and mix again.
- Add the buttermilk gradually.
- Stir until it all forms a ball.
- Turn the dough out on a floured surface.
- Knead in the reserved white flour, as much as needed to make a soft dough.
- Divide dough into fourths.
- Shape each quarter into a round mini-loaf and flatten just a bit.
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and arrange mini loaves.
- Cut the top of each loaf with a shallow "x".
- If you wish, you may brush the tops with more buttermilk and sprinkle with more sesame seeds.
- Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Cool and serve.