Friday, 7 June 2013

A Perfect start to Father’s Day

Delicious Wheaten Bread 
Still thinking what to do for Dad on Fathers Day? Here’s a recipe from a neighbour to get his day off to a great start. The family has routes in Northern Ireland and this recipe is a firm family favourite with every generation including the youngest members. It’s a delicious Wheaten Bread made with Soda bread flour and wholemeal flour and has a moist, nutty texture. This recipe makes 2 small loaves.
Wheaten Bread
12 oz/340g coarse wholemeal flour
8 oz/225g soda bread flour (or use strong plain flour with 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda)
4 oz/110g caster sugar
2 tsps salt
3 fl oz/75ml olive oil or 3 oz/75g soft margarine (or a mixture)
1 egg
1 pint/20fl oz/575ml buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 180C (160C Fan), Mark 4, 350F. Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients and mix well together. Divide the mixture between 2 greased tins (or line with loaf tin liners/greaseproof paper). Bake for 35-45 minutes.
Mix well
 Healthy start to a perfect Father's day
It’s delicious served with butter or toasted for breakfast.  You can add seeds, nuts or dried fruit. I tried it with dried apricots. Indulge Dad with this healthy treat – he might even start making it himself! Tell us  if you have a regional recipe to share …

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