Tuesday, January 26, 2010

this bread is not MADE with horses, but rather BY horses

Even though it was 11 o'clock at night, I really wanted to bake something. Something super easy and not sweet. So what did I make? Soda bread, that's what. It is ridiculously easy and rather tasteless, but the tastelessness is actually okay because it will be perfect for dipping in soups and stews. It's chewy. And I like chewy bread. It's like sacrament bread, but the good kind of sacrament bread (Jack pointed this out to me). Here is the picture and the recipe, uninterested reader(s):

Simple Soda Bread

3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sesame seeds (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the water, oil, and sesame seeds and gently stir dough until "just mixed." Pour evenly into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Let cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan. Makes 1 loaf.


  1. everytime i hear the word chewy, i think of a dog saying, "chewy?" i think it's a commercial for beggin' strips. but maybe it's a commercial for vegan dog treats. that are chewy. i no longer plan on my comments making much sense because my brain has gone tired and crazy. CHEWY!