Ever since we started this bread monday night tradition in hour house it has been quite a challenge to come up, look for, find and modify lots of bread recipes, just to make a new one each monday. We could have made it a anything else” monday, but, we love bread, adore it, like nothing else. If I were ever to be on a diet, they could take basically anything but bread away from me, I will always want bread.
Now, we´re so lucky my sister really also loves kneading, which makes it easier with keeping up with this bread mondays, since our goal is to make a different type of bread each week from scratch.
This recipe is part of this. It´s a bread that uses baking soda as a riser instead of the usual yeast. It tastes rustic, crunchy. It is the absolute best with just some butter on it while still hot.
I personally think this is one of my all time favorites. Now let´s start.
- 3 1/2 C all purpouse flour
- 1/2 C sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 egg
- 1 2/3 C buttermilk
- 1 tbsp oats (to decorate)
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a big bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add the butter and mix using a mixer until it is all well combined.
- In a small bowl whisk together the egg and buttermilk.
- Start beating the flour mixture again on medium speed, and slowly add the buttermilk and egg mixture to the flour mixture. The resulting dough will be very wet.
- Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead a little to turn it into a round loaf. You might be tempted to add more flour, but don´t do it.
- Place the loaf on a previously greased (or lined with parchment paper) baking sheet. Using a serrated knife, cut an X on top, as big as you want it. Sprinkle the oats on top to decorate.
- Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 45 min. aprox. or until a wooden stick comes out clean when inserted.