Friday, 7 June 2013
A Perfect start to Father’s Day
Delicious Wheaten Bread
Still thinking what to get for Dad on Fathers Day? Here’s a recipe from a neighbour to get Dad’s day off to a good start. The family has routes in Northern Ireland and this recipe is a firm family favourite with all the generations including the youngest members. It’s fast becoming a favourite in our house too. It’s a delicious Ulster Wheaten Bread made with Soda bread flour and wholemeal flour and has a moist, nutty texture. This recipe makes 2 small loaves.
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 of both)
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.
It’s delicious served with butter or toasted for breakfast. You can add seeds, nuts or dried fruit. I’m going to try it with dried apricots.
Healthy start to a perfect day for Dad
Indulge Dad with this healthy treat – he might even start making it himself just like my neighbour! Tell us if you try this out or have any other regional recipes to share …