Tomorrow we celebrate the feast of St. Brigid ~ enjoy our authentic Irish recipe for St. Brigid’s Oaten Bread.
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, in small pieces
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal (old fashioned)
1/2 cup buttermilk
-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
-Grease a baking sheet.
-Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add butter bits and cut in with knife until mixture is crumbly. add oats and mix well.
-Beat the egg with the buttermilk in a separate bowl.
-Make a “well” in the dry ingredients, then pour in the egg mixture and mix all with a fork until the crumbs hold together. Form the dough into a ball and knead (on a floured surface, about 20-25 times). Add flour if the mass is still too sticky to work with.
-Form the dough-ball into 8-inch round and transfer it to the baking sheet.
-Score a deep cross into the bread but do not cut through.
-Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes – or until medium brown and a tester comes out clean.
Taitneamh a bhaint as!
I have made this St. Brigid’s Oaten Bread for years. Simple and you can even have children help.