I’m back, your resident American expat to bring you yet another traditional Irish recipe – Brown Soda Bread. Now, growing up my Great Grandma (whose maiden name was Nolan so you know she was Irish) would to make me and my sisters homemade soda bread. This is one of my first memories. In her later years she’d…
You guys… It’s Friday — YAY!
Does anyone have any fun plans for the weekend?
Over here Chris and I will be taking it easy. Chris is coming down with a cold and with how crazy things have been in past few weeks we’re in need of a nice weekend in – queue animal snuggles and movie-a-tons.
So with that I wanted to bake something warm and comforting. Since one of Chris’ favorites is my Oatie Banana Bread I thought I’d try to kick it up a notch. Yes… I’m aware of how lame that sentence was – but it’s true! I wanted to elevate my original banana bread recipe into something even more delicious and comforting.
It’s winter. It’s cold. I’m craving cosy, comfy, carbs – who’s with me? Not just any carbs, homemade bread kinda carbs.
Rustic, crusty, artisan bread has to be one of the best things in the world and if you’re not making it at home – you should be!
Bread making is something that scared me for a long time. About 5 years ago I tried and tried to make bread loafs. Every time I tried they either came out over-proofed, undercooked, dense, tasteless – really you name it and that was my horrible bread dilemmas. I convinced myself bread making was just one of those “baker things” I wouldn’t be able to do.
Well hello there and welcome to post number one!
I’ve very excited to be writing my first post. I’ve been thinking about this day for weeks, months, years! It seemed only fitting that my first post was a classic, something that my husband loves above all other baked good (besides carrot cake) BANANA BREAD.
This isn’t your average banana bread, this is Oatie Banana Bread. The addition of oat flour not only makes the bread have a high fiber content – keeping you fuller longer. It also can lighten heavy textured baked goods, think bran muffins, zucchini bread and yes banana breads. It also tends to make baked goods have higher moisture than regular wheat flour. This makes it a great add to quick breads and cookies.