Patrick’s No-Yeast Everything Bread

Everything bread

Love bread and everything about it.  It’s the one food I cannot do without!  Over the years I’ve eliminated a lot of things I used to eat one of which was processed, packaged bread but never could I give up bread completely.  And since tasting this bread, I don’t have to!

My friend from Ireland, Patrick is here and due to some reactions to packaged breads that he has experienced, he bakes his own.  How nice to have a friend who bakes bread!

He bakes this bread with his Mum back home and they’ve been baking some form of the bread for years; he uses no measuring devices and adds pretty much what he likes to it.

Okay, if I tried this, it would only be suitable for the waste bin.  Actually, I tried to follow a recipe I jotted down while I watched him make it and it did not turn out like his.  So, experience takes and makes the cake, or bread in this case.

Patrick does use a bit of white flour.  Here is a list of the other add-ins:

Dry:
steel cut oats
whole wheat flour
mueslix
granola
baking soda
salt
raisins
flax seeds
sunflower seeds
rolled oats

(Long list…  told ya — everything!)

Wet:
coconut oil
plain yogurt
buttermilk

Making this bread is pretty similar to my scone-making technique, so that I’ve got down.  Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and wet ingredients in a smaller bowl (minus the coconut oil)…  Add the coconut oil to the dry ingredients and mix well until it resembles small peas.  Add the wet to this mixture and mix well with hands.  Turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times before adding it to a prepared loaf pan. Bake at 400F degrees for 20 minutes then turn down to bake for another 20 minutes at 325F degrees.  Check for doneness by turning the loaf over, thumping it and listening for a hollow sound.  Enjoy with butter or cream cheese.  I love it toasted with coffee in the morning!

Some images to gander…

Everything bread

Everything bread

Everything bread

Everything bread

Everything bread

Everything bread

 

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