Irish Soda Bread


1 cup + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour (5 oz)
2/3 cup whole wheat flour (3 oz)
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (2 oz)
1/3 cup shelled hemp seed, toasted (1 1/2 oz)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. SACO Buttermilk Blend (1 oz)
3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. corn meal


     Preheat the oven to 300° F. Toast the shelled hemp seed on a half sheet pan for 3-4 minutes. Raise the temperature of the oven to 375° F.

     Put first eight ingerdients in a medium bowl. Whisk them together making sure ingredients are distributed evenly. Add water to dry mixture and mix with a spoon or spatula until it is evenly moistened. Form the dough into a ball in the bowl.

     Lightly sprinkle sheet pan with corn meal in a six inch circle in the middle. Turn dough out onto the prepared sheet pan. Press down lightly on the dough ball with the spoon or spatula and cut a cross in the top with a serrated knife or a pair of kitchen scissors.

     Bake at 375° F for 35-40 minutes.

     Notes: SACO Buttermilk Blend is a dried buttermilk powder. For more information please see the SACO Foods web site. You can use 7/8 cup buttermilk instead, just omit the SACO and water.

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