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irish-soda-bread-3 recipe

Date:    Thu, 16 Mar 95 11:44:00 PST
 From:    "Acox, Christine" (Christine.Acox@WellsFargo.COM)
 Irish whole-grain soda bread
 Someone was asking about soda bread.  This recipe was in our paper today.
 3 cups whole wheat flour, preferably stone ground
 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for working dough
 1 1/2 tsp salt
 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
 2 cups buttermilk
 2 tblsp dark molasses or black treacle
 This version, flavored with old-fashioned rolled oats and dark molasses, is 
 similar to the soda bread served at Ballymaloe House in County Cork, 
 Ireland.  Bake the bread early in the day and reheat it just before the 
 guests arrive.
 Thoroughly combine ww and all-purpose flours, baking soda and salt in large 
 bowl.  Stir in oats and make well in center.
 Combine buttermilk and molasses in separate bowl.  Pour mixture into flour 
 well and gradually work into flour with fingers or spoon.
 Knead dough lightly 3 or 4 times on floured surface and divide in half. 
  Shape into 2 round loaves, each about 5-inch in diameter.  With sharp 
 knife, score loaves with cross slash, cutting 1 inch deep.
 Place loaves on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees 15 minutes, 
 then reduce heat and continue to bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until 
 loaves are brown on top and sound hollow when tapped on bottom.  Cool at 
 least 5 minutes on cooling rack.  Loaves can be baked several hours ahead 
 and reheated in low oven.  Cut into thick or thin wedges.  Serve warm or at 
 room tempature.
 Makes 2 loaves, 8 servings each.
 Each serving contains:
 140 calories; 257 mg sodium; 1 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 28 grams 
 carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 0.55 grams fiber.
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