Good Morning everyone..
Hope your day is going well..
We woke up to a snowy morning.. The ground is again covered but I am sure it will not last.. Cooler, too than last week..
It is still March, though and we usually have snow into April..
Life in Canada, eh?
I have been reading a lot about the value of seeds in our diet and came across a recipe in a UK magazine Country Living for a bread topper..
I thought it was lovely and then in a UK Country Homes they had a recipe for Seeded Soda Bread..
Terry and I have cut back on bread but if we do have it then I want it to be homemade.. With that in mind I thought I would give the recipe a try.. I sort of combined a couple of recipes ..
This is the seed recipe that I used because of what I already had in my pantry..
Seed Bread Topping...
2 1/2 T. each of ...Pumpkin, Sesame, Poppy, Flax. Sunflower
and 1 tsp. Fennel seeds...
How do you store your seeds??
I put mine in mason jars as I do my herbs..
That lovely idea is from a Canadian chef Michael Smith who lives here in the Maritimes in P. E. I...
He is one of my fave chefs, of course.. smile..
Here is the recipe for Seeded Soda Bread that I used..
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
1 3/4 cups of rye flour
2 cups of white unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Whisk together with a whisk or sift..
Martha Steward says that whisking is the same as sifting..
I find it much faster... smile..
Add the above seed mixture except for 2 T. for the top and stir..
Then you make a well in the centre and add...
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk except for 1 T. for topping... (one recipe used plain yogurt..)
The keepers know to buy buttermilk powder in bulk at the Bulk Barn and then you always have some on hand.. smile..
Using a round edged knife mix together
Take out and knead for one minute and place either in a greased loaf pan or shape into a ball and place on a greased baking sheet..
Make a few scores on the top with a serrated knife..
Brush with buttermilk...
Cover with the 2T. of saved seeds and bake for 30 minutes..
I baked mine for 35 to 40 minutes and I think it was a speck too long.. Just keep your eye on it.. smile..
We found it delicious with a slice of tomato..
We put tomato on everything..
The UK magazine put slices of bacon in between..
Yummy.. Alas, we try not to eat much bacon, either..
Let me know if you give this recipe a try and how you like it..
You may make some changes and I would love to know.. OK?
How is your homework doing? We have our Keepers meeting the first Saturday of April and I will post more after that..
But for now I thought you might like to check with a dear girl who lives over in England.. She posted about her homework and I think you will find it interesting and inspiring...
Just click HERE..
Her name is Carly... She so kindly allowed me to link to her..
lf any of you post about it please let me know...
Here is a wee gift my hubby gave me ..
Don't you love that kitchen..
Praying God will bless you all int this little endevor... smile..
Well, my dears... It was a nice visit today..
Please check in tomorrow ??????
Oh... don't forget about my giveaway..
You can find it HERE...
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So glad to have you all..
Praying for you that God's blessings will be upon you..
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