Friday, March 14, 2008

Fun Day Friday - St. Patrick's Day

A few months ago I thought it would be fun to have Fun Day Fridays or a day we drop everything and do something intentionally I am not so good at getting the unintentional type done. So, today was really the first opportunity to do it.  Since Monday is St. Patrick's Day we took a few hours this morning and watched the Veggie Tale version about St. Patrick (on Sumo of the Opera). Then we made Irish Brown Bread. It is a great recipe for children. 
Irish Brown Bread
2 1/4 cups Whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 cups buttermilk or add 1 tablespoon lemon juice to curdle regular milk

- Pre heat oven to 400*. Combine all dry ingredients and let child mix with hands. Make a well in mixture and pour in 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.
- Continue mixing with hands or with a spoon, adding remaining milk.  As all is mixed you will have a sticky dough.  
- Dust hands with flour and shape dough into a ball and place it onto a floured cookie sheet or parchment paper. With a knife, score a deep cross into the ball, use the blade of the knife to widen the cross apart. 
- Bake the bread until it is golden brown or for 45-50 minutes. Transfer it to a rack and let cool for 10 minute before cutting.  Enjoy with butter, we like honey on it too!

Adding that we ate that little sliver and then our dumb dog Sadie ate the rest!!! Ugh!!!

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