First we eat then we do everything else.
Another seamless recipe from Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America's Best Bakers
This bread can be as simple as stirring four ingredients together and getting the oven warm. Simple leaves time for everything else.
I kept this Irish soda bread simple but incorporated a few more savory accents. I craved the hearty nutty flavor that whole wheat flour imparts so I used 3 cups of whole wheat pastry flour and 1 cup of all purpose white flour. A dollop of sour cream replaced some of the buttermilk without making the bread heavy. Lots of diced smoked cheddar cheese studded the dough.
The finished loaf was incredible that evening. The crusty was crisp and the interior was hearty. A recipe worth keeping in the kitchen. And yes, first we ate then we built a bon fire in the back yard.
This Tuesdays with Dorie group recipe can be found with Cathy of My Culinary Mission and Carla of Chocolate Moosey.
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