I decided to make an Irish dinner for St. Patrick's Day. I made Guinness Stew and Irish Brown Bread. I found this recipe online and chose it over Irish Soda Bread because I don't like cooked raisins. This bread had oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and yogurt. I used greek yogurt because I could get it in a reasonably sized container and it worked just fine. Make sure you let it get pretty brown because it makes a nice crusty bread.
The Verdict: This bread was awesome! It had a nice crunchy crust and a great taste and smell. It was also very easy to make and looked great :)
Irish Brown Bread
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cold butter or margarine
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 cup regular or quick-cooking rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
Preparation1. In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Stir in whole-wheat flour and oats.
2. Add yogurt; stir gently. If mixture is too dry to hold together, stir in milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, just until dough holds together; it should not be sticky.
3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and knead gently 5 times to make a ball. Set on a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat into a 7-inch circle. With a floured knife, cut a large X on top of loaf.
4. Bake in a 375° oven until well browned, about 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Serve warm or cool.