Irish Wholemeal, Millet and Buckwheat Soda Bread and Thoughts about Friendship
Posted on March 17th, 2013
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Friendship: The silent places where speech ends. – Nina Katchadourian
A true friendship is a complicated relation and combination of all kinds of feelings, ranging from love, attachment, gentleness, honesty to assurance of being understood. It’s an engagement equally spiritual as love itself, where feelings make you discover and trust the other one. This mutual agreement of trust that is settling the relation from its beginning is marking a definitive assurance of a honest friendship. Above trust, there must be feelings more intimate that will align same preferences, and make a simple acquainting process a two-ways coherently and consistently association. Everything else will fold naturally and gradually into the shape of the relationship we are building. Friendship is observation, exposure, silence, exuberance, sensation of trust and honesty.
Irish Wholemeal, Millet and Buckwheat Soda Bread (recipe adapted from Saveur)
1 teaspoon baking soda
100g wholemeal flour
50g millet flour
100g buckwheat flour
50g all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1. Preheat oven to 220C. Sift together the flours, sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add in the butter and work the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
2. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add buttermilk and mix in with a wooden spoon until dough is holding together. Gently knead dough until you will have a rough ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a round loaf.
3. Transfer dough to a large, lightly greased cast-iron skillet. Score top of dough about in an “X” shape. Transfer to oven and bake until bread is golden and bottom sounds hollow when tapped with a knife, about 20-30 minutes. Transfer bread to a rack to let cool briefly. Serve bread warm, at room temperature, or sliced and toasted.