Thursday, September 22, 2011
Oat Soda Bread
Heidi's Oat Soda Bread is a spinoff of her Rye Soda Bread from Super Natural Every Day. I loved the rye version and I was actually a bit skeptical about the oat version since I liked the rye so much. Fortunately, this is some of the best bread I have ever had and probably the best bread I have ever made myself. I love the whole soda bread technique because it's so much quicker and easier than making a yeasted bread. This bread makes a great sandwich bread as long as you like it by itself. I tried it with some tomato, arugula, and whole grain mustard (also homemade, recipe from Super Natural Every Day). I topped this bread with oat bran, since I have a whole bunch of it hanging around. I'm really looking forward to experimenting a little more. This bread has a lot of all-purpose flour in it, which I'm sure really helps the texture, but I would like to find a way to make it more whole-grain. I'm looking forward to trying a spelt version too, now that I've got the basic technique down. For someone who never makes bread because of the time commitment, this is a great option.