ROSEMARY AND PEPPER SODA BREAD

Soda bread is a quick bread that doesn’t require any yeast — the rise comes from the combination of baking soda and buttermilk.

Yield: Makes 2.

ROSEMARY AND PEPPER SODA BREAD

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary, crumbled
  • 3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted

Directions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine first 8 ingredients (flour through pepper) in a bowl.
  3. Whisk together buttermilk and 1/4 cup melted butter until blended.
  4. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough gently 10 times.
  6. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; place on prepared pan.
  7. Flatten each ball into a 6 inch round. Brush tops and sides with 1 tbsp melted butter. Bake at 375ºF for 45 - 50 minutes or until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in centres comes out clean.
  8. Cool loaves on racks.
  9. Cut each loaf into 8 wedges.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

 

590 calories, 48.5 g fat, 16.2 g protein, 26.8 g carbohydrate, 4.6 g fibre, 1247 mg sodium