Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread

brown soda bread

 This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread.

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teasp. Honey

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.  Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour.  Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.

Bake for 45-50 minutes.  To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  This will keep the crust soft.

“Comeragh Mountain” Oats Granola

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Serves 14
Ingredients:
  • 450g Flahavan`s Jumbo Oats
  • 50g Flahavan`s Oat Bran
  • 100g hazelnuts
  • 50g raw peanuts
  • 75g sesame seeds
  • 75g sunflower seeds
  • 150ml sunflower oil
  • 175ml clear honey
  • 100g sultanas
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 140°.
  2. Place the oats in a large bowl.
  3. Add the oat bran, hazelnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds, mixing them together well.
  4. Pour in the oil gradually, mixing all the time, then pour in the honey and stir until evenly mixed.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a large roasting tin and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for 1-1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally until slightly crispy.
  7. Cool, then crumble up the mixture.
  8. Stir in the sultanas and transfer to a stoppered jar.

Sesame Crusted Salmon

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon darnes (You could also use white fish fillets)
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Splash of olive oil for frying
  • Tartare sauce or mayonnaise

To Cook

Cut the fish into thick, 2-inch long strips.

Place into a bowl with the sesame seeds and gently mix, until all the fish is coated with sesame seeds (You may need to press the fish into the seeds to help them to stick).

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, and add the fish.

Fry over a medium heat turning gently until all the sides are golden and crispy.

Remove and drain on absorbent kitchen paper.

Serving Suggestions

Fresh green salad.

Tips

This recipe can also be cooked in an oven. Simply place fish on an oiled baking tray and bake in a hot oven for 10 – 12 mins.

http://www.bordbia.ie/consumer/recipes/fish/pages/sesamecrustedsalmon.aspx

Salmon & Sesame Seed Cakes

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Ingredients:

25g/1oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour 213g tin Red or Pink Salmon, drained and flaked 200g/8oz potatoes, cooked and mashed 1 Egg, beaten 1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Dill 1 teaspoon finely grated Lemon Rind 1 Dill Cucumber, finely chopped Sesame Seeds to coat

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients, except sesame seeds, together and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well and shape into 6 fish cakes and lightly coat in sesame seeds.
  3. Pan fry in hot oil for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towel and serve.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/salmon-sesame-seed-cakes/

Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread

brown soda bread

 This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread.

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teasp. Honey

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.  Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour.  Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.

Bake for 45-50 minutes.  To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  This will keep the crust soft.