Friday, November 30, 2012

Wheaten Bread

It finally all came together for me today.  Wendy posted about baking, I got Graham's book in the mail and I had gotten all the ingredients together, the weather was kind of on the cool side this morning. I made my first Wheaten Bread.

I was introduced to Wheaten Bread when I visited Northern Ireland earlier this autumn. It is part of the definition of "ubiquity" there. From the first dinner at Orme's to the last lunch at Alison's mom's I was offered, and accepted with open arms, Wheaten Bread.

I really don't understand why I had never come across it before.  It's whole wheat, it's quick and easy and it is so good. I asked John's mom how it was made and when she described it to me I said, Oh, so it's whole wheat soda bread, and she agreed. Since it is not a yeast bread, the process of making it is only a matter of measuring ingredients and shaping it a bit and putting it in the oven for an hour. It also doesn't rise very high, so the slices are long skinny ovals. It is easier even than Dorothea bread.

I'll just have to guard against the urge to eat it all before tomorrow!


  1. This bread seems very delicious!

    Best wishes, Sandra

    1. Hi Sandra, yes, to me this bread seems really good. Thank you for joining my blog!