Monday, April 5, 2010

Irish Wheaten Bread - Sweet snack or curse word?

I have Irish Wheaten Bread in my oven. This is my first official attempt at bread. Considering this isn't even a yeast-based recipe, I'm not sure it even counts. But I had leftover buttermilk after making these, so I used it on the bread.

My motivation behind the non-yeast bread is...I'm a little afraid of the process. Warm water over the stove while mixing in yeast...wait XYZ hours for dough to double...etc etc garble result: Christy is confused. So, I gave this a try, even having to learn how to "cut butter into the mixture" and buying a pastry cutter. (Which may be my only take-away of this whole experience!) I did buy some instant yeast to try in my next big baking endeavor.

Did everyone have a nice Easter? He is risen...He is risen indeed!


Katie Lady said...

I made Irish Soda Bread to add to our annual St. Pat's feast and it was a BIG hit. A definite return to the menu next year--secret ingredients: caraway seeds and raisins. It was kind of an odd taste at first, but then every bite after was addicting! I hope you enjoyed yours.

Katie Lady said...
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Katie Lady said...

sorry, I made some mistakes on the deleted comment! For your next recipe, don't buy buttermilk. Make soured milk yourself. Add 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice or 1 Tbsp white distilled vinegar to a clear measuring cup, then pour in milk until it measures 1 cup. Stir and let sit for 7-10 minutes--voila!