flax seed and chive soda bread

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After seeing how much you all loved the Oatmeal Bread I posted a few weeks ago, I thought I’d give a different soda bread a try! I saw this recipe on the blog titled Farmette and fell in love with it right away! Hope you guys enjoy!

 

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Ingredients

3.5 cups of flour (i used 3/4 all purpose flour and 1/4 rye flour)
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 tbs flax seed
3 tbs chopped chives

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add all of your dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and sift. Then add your flax seed and chives. Slowly add your buttermilk- you may not need all of it (I only ended up using 1 and a half cups). Once everything is combined and your dough is slightly sticky, sprinkle a touch more flour and flax seed over the top so it is easier to handle. Place on a sheet of parchment paper and bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Lower the temperature to 400 and bake for another 20-30 minutes (mine only took about 25). When the bread is a nice golden brown, remove from the oven and let cool for 20-30 minutes before cutting into. Enjoy with a smidge of butter (I recommend unsalted)!

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oatmeal bread

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Growing up, I was very lucky to have home cooked food all the time. One recipe that I could not get enough of (and still can’t get enough of!), was my mothers Oatmeal Bread. We would only have it a couple times a year, usually around St. Patrick’s day, as a partner to traditional Irish Soda Bread. This loaf is so warm and hearty, and perfect for a snowy day.

The only things I tweaked from the original recipe were using half whole wheat flour, and adding about a half a cup of flax meal.

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (up to half can be whole wheat/your choice)
2 cups of buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup of oats + 1/4 cup
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 teaspoons of salt

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together with a kitchen aid or by hand until everything is incorporated. The dough will be sticky, so sprinkle the extra oats on top to make it easier to handle. Split the dough in half, and lightly shape each section into a round loaf. Place the loaves onto a cookie sheet- you can either spray the sheet to bake or use parchment paper like I did. Cut an ‘X’ into the top of both loaves, and put into the preheated oven. Cook for 30-40 minutes.

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