Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Quick & Healthy Brown Soda Bread
The Seniors (at the Cooking Club that I lead) were so impressed by how easy this was for them to whip up that I am sure many of them are making it right now!
This recipe is pretty standard in some ways- flour, buttermilk, soda, etc. but I tried to make it a little healthier with the addition of some whole wheat flour, molasses and flaxmeal. You don't have to add these things, but it really gives the bread a nice bite that is so great with stews, soups or a green salad.
You can sub sugar or brown sugar for the molasses. No flaxmeal? Sub wheat germ, wheat bran or more oats. Don't worry if your bread looks "too brown" after baking- it is probably perfect!
¼ cup flaxmeal
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups buttermilk (or milk mixed with 2 tbsp vinegar)
2 tbsp molasses
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.