Monday, February 27, 2012

Daring Bakers: Quick Breads - Herbed Soda Bread

The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lis stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.She gave us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.
I chose to make a Herbed Irish Soda bread. Whipping up this baby in my kitchen aid (one of the best purchases I've ever made) was a breeze. 
Herbed Soda Bread (adapted from Rachel Allen)
 Ingredients
500-550g wholemeal bread flour
50g mixed seeds like sunflower, linseed, sesame, pumpkin
1tsp salt
1tsp baking soda
1tbsp mixed herbs like rosemary,oregano, thyme
25g butter
275-300ml buttermilk
1 egg
Method:
I used the dough hook attachment of my kitchen-aid. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles bread crumbs. Slowly pour the buttermilk and the egg, until it all comes together. The dough should be soft but not very sticky. Dust the kitchen top with flour and scrape the dough onto it. Form into a round about 4-5cm and slit a deep cross. Bake in an preheated oven 200C for 30-45 minutes or until it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

4 comments:

Su said...

It is so beautifull :D What a great job you've done!!

Nish said...

Gorgeous loaf! Sounds so healthy as well! Will be trying this out soon :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks fantastic! i tried soda bread once ut found the taste a bit overpowering... maybe il try ur recipe

James Brewer said...

I love the sound of the herb combinations that you have used for this bread. I bet it is great.

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