This quick-to-make pantry staple (well, that rings true here as we tend to keep all of these ingredients handy!) bread had an interesting texture thanks to the dry ingredients used - whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour and those crunchy little nuggets known as steel cut oatmeal! With whole wheat being in the majority here, the bread does have a hearty weightiness to it, yet it still rose well and doesn't come across as feeling like your eating a brick.
There is just a bare amount of sweetness with only two tablespoons of brown sugar, but that left it as the perfect canvas for a smear of jam or a knob of butter with a drizzle of honey over the top. By leaving out a mess of added sugar, you'll also reap the benefit of being able to easily pair the bread a savory dish for dinner! With a whopping two cups of buttermilk in this single loaf, I wondered how much of a tang we'd be left with, but it was pleasantly subtle with most of its power distracted into keeping the bread moist.
Brown Soda Bread