I am woefully unskilled as a bread baker. I’ve just not managed a beautiful, yeasty bread that is photo-worthy.
I love the Irish for giving me an alternative that is so easy, Cherub does most of the measuring. All you need is a pint glass, a bowl and a sheet pan. Really.
Pint Glass Bread, makes one loaf, Inspired by The Country Cooking of Ireland
1 pint glass of all purpose flour
1 pint glass of whole wheat flour (mine was stone ground from Flying J Farm)
Salt to cover the bottom of a pint glass
Soda to cover the bottom of a pint glass
Butter to cover the bottom of a pint glass
Buttermilk to fill 3/4 of a pint glass
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine well the flours, salt and soda. Add in the butter and rub between your fingers to create small pebbles. Add buttermilk and mix with your hands until it becomes a soft ball of dough. Pat out into a large round two inches thick. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when knocked on the bottom.
Serve with copious amounts of homemade Snowville Creamery butter while it’s still warm.
Playlist included Falling Slowly by The Swell Season.