Oatmeal soda bread

Taking a break from study to post this wonderful thing:

Dan Lepard’s Oatmeal soda bread. Recipe is in Short and Sweet as well as a baking supplement from Guardian published in 2007 (and found in my recipe box the other day). I didn’t have the right oats (‘pinhead’) so used rolled, also used a mix of spelt (150g) and wholemeal (175g) flours and replaced dark brown sugar with muscovado sugar (around a tablespoon so, a little less than given in recipe). Finished bread was a rich warm brown:

Upon having it for late breakfast with bacon and scrambled eggs, beloved said it was the most amazing bread he’s ever eaten.

Back to study now

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Ricotta pancakes with blueberries and lemon

What a marvellous late breakfast, light and fluffy ricotta pancakes with blueberries and lemon on top.

Have eaten 6 now and having a pause. Might have more in a bit. Definitely making these again. Found recipe in box full of old magazine recipes I’ve kept over the years, came from a 2001 Sainsbury’s mag.

 

Don’t have a good close up pic, took pics as I was making them, which wasn’t really the best idea but never mind that now.