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Oatmeal Bread    Veg  CD  CBF  Irish  45mins plus soaking


Makes 1 loaf   Cold  Vegetarian  Baked Fayre  Ireland  Europe  Eggless



225g/8oz  Oatmeal

360ml/12 fl.oz. Buttermilk

2 teasp Baking Powder

  teasp Salt

100g/4oz Plain Flour (approx)

25g/1oz Butter, melted




1. Place the oatmeal and  buttermilk in a large mixing bowl, making sure milk covers oats, and leave to soak for about 6 hours or over-night.


2. After the soaking time, preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and grease a baking sheet.


3. Add the  baking powder,  salt  and  half  of  the  flour to the oatmeal mixture and begin  mixing  well with  fork. Continue adding more flour until you get a sticky dough. 


4. Place dough on the  greased  baking  sheet,  forming  it into a round loaf. Brush with the melted butter and bake for about  30 minutes or until a toothpick poked into centre comes out clean. 



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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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