Mccann's Oat Brown Bread

Recipe by Whisper
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Lightly dust the surface of a baking sheet with flour.
  • Stir together the flours, oats, sugar and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using your fingertips, quickly rub in the butter.
  • Make a well in the centre and gradually stir in the buttermilk with a wooden spoon until the dough is soft and manageable.
  • (You might not use all the buttermilk.).
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 1 minute.
  • Divide in half.
  • Shape the dough into two balls and place in the centre of the baking sheet.
  • Use the palm of your hand to flatten the dough into disks about 1 1/2 inches thick.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut a fairly deep cross into each disk so that it will break apart easily into quarters after baking.
  • Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until browned and the tester emerges clean and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Cool slightly on a rack before serving warm.