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So, I was a bit sad that I had missed out on last week's challenge which was bread. But as I was googling for suitable oat-based recipes for this week's challenge, I hit upon the perfect solution: this Irish Soda Bread recipe which uses oats.

This was my first ever attempt at Soda Bread and I think I could have handled/shaped it a bit more than I did (I was being cautious as the recipe suggested) and I also didn't get the cross in the top quite right (note to self: use sharper knife next time). 

I also realised that I had bought a tub of 300ml of buttermilk and the recipe requires 500ml. At the point I realised this I had already measured out and mixed all the other ingredients and was literally about to pour the buttermilk in... so I also added 200ml of milk to make up the difference. I was worried that this might make it go horribly wrong, but it didn't.

Somehow it all worked and was edible and very tasty. A lot of other recipes I looked at did not include oats, but I think the oats added good flavour and texture. 
Irish Soda Bread cooling on a wire rack

I will definitely be making soda bread again in the future - it is so quick and easy to do. I have made regular bread in the past with all the kneading and proving, but I just don't have the time to do it on a regular basis. 

 I also found this a good read, if you are interested in soda breads.

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Ooooo combining two challenges! Go you!

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
Ah yes, the solution to having restrictions on your number of icons!

(I am nowhere near my 20 limit... yet)

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I just put my raisins in to soak. Planning to flap my jack tomorrow.

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Date: 2017-04-23 01:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I'm so glad :)

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Date: 2017-04-24 01:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I've made soda bread lots of times, but only saw a recipe for making it with oats a few weeks ago, and yeah, they do make it very tasty. Because you cook it quite hot, they get all toasty and delicious on the top.


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