Happy St. Patty's Day! (a little late...) This recipe was a major contrast from last time. The Rugelach recipe took several DAYS to make. This recipe took several minutes to whip up. Yay! I made it on Saturday morning (St. Patrick's Day) and we had it with peach butter for breakfast.
This recipe is really simple. There're only four ingredients: flour, buttermilk, salt, and baking soda (of course.) It really doesn't even rate a step by step photo tutorial, but let's do it anyway. :)
So you mix up the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the center. The recipe from the book calls for all white flour, but I substituted a cup of white-whole wheat flour. I know I pledged to follow the recipe to the letter, but I couldn't resist.
Add the buttermilk, and mix it up. Just until it comes together.
Pour it out onto the counter and knead it lightly, until it's a little smoother. It will still be pretty shaggy. It goes into a greased pie pan and into the oven.
It's a beautiful loaf of bread. It was great for breakfast. It was also okay toasted the next day, but it quickly turned into a doorstop (as promised by the recipe.) This recipe is quick and easy, but I'm not sure I'd make it again. It's a pretty austere little loaf. There are lots of other loaves out there.