Friday, March 17, 2006

Brown Butter Soda Bread

I decided to make Brown Butter Soda Bread from Epicurious/Bon Appetit in honor of St. Patrick's Day! It was very delicious. I still have 1 1/2 loaves left. I look forward to eating them.

Brown Butter Soda Bread
1/4 cup butter
3.5 cups all purpose flour
½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsps. Baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 egg white, beaten to blend

Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375. Stir butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until melted and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir flour, oats, sugar, rosemary, baking powder, salt and pepper in large bowl to blend. Pour buttermilk and melted brown butter over flour mixture; stir with fork until mixture is moistened.

Turn dough out onto floured work space. Knead gently until dough comes together, about 7 turns. Divide in half. Shape each half into a ball: flatten each into 6” rounds. Place on ungreased baking sheet, spacing 5” apart. Brush tops with beaten egg white. Sprinkle with some black pepper. Using a knife, cut ½” X in top of each round.

Bake until deep golden brown and tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Yield: 2 loaves

Photo Added 3/16/12:
sodabread

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