In honour of St.Patrick's Day I thought I'd share a very special video of my Nannie and I making Irish wheaten bread. This has always been my favourite recipe of hers and I've re-created it many times myself. The video is a little long, but make sure to skip through half way to catch my adorable grandfather (or Poppie as we call him).
IRISH SODA BREAD WITH DRIED FRUIT
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup sugarscant
- 2tsp. b. soda (scant)
- 1 teas salt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- l 1/2 cups buttermilk or more
- Dried Fruits:
- 1/2 cup sultanas and golden raisins
- 1/2 cup cranberries,apricots, prunes and currants
- In large bowl put all flours, sugar ,b.soda salt,
- Add all dried fruits and with slightly floured hands mix together well until all fruit is seperated!
- Make well in centre, add conola oil and buttermilk until slightly stick consistency.
- On floured board knead into ball and roll into ball, then with rolling pin until about 2-3" high
- Use round, oval, or square pans, well greased and slightly floured or use parchment paper.
- Bake 350 or little less 30 to 45 mts. Check oven after 20 mts, then every ten or less until tester comes out dry
NANNIE'S IRISH WHEATEN BREAD
- 2 cups wholewheat flour
- l cup a.p. flour
- 1/4 cup sugar (scant)
- 1 1/2 tsp. b.soda
- 1 tsp.salt
- 1 /3 cup conola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk (or more)
- 1/3 cup wheat germ
- 1/3 cup bran
- 1/3 cup Quacker Oats
- In large bowl add flours, sugar, b.soda, salt and add on's for my Nannie's version.
- Stir well until blended, make well in centre, add oil and enough buttermilk to make slightly sticky dough.
- With floured hands knead dough into a ball.
- Form into about 2" square, round or oval pan or pyrex dish depending what you are using.
- Greasing well and slightly floured or even better using parchment paper.
- Bake 350 or a little less for around 30 minutes or until cooked check oven after 20 minutes then every five until tester comes out dry.