Saint Brigid is traditionally honored by leaving a bread for her on the windowsill. And, on Saint Brigid’s Day, the whole family will also share bread in honor of the saint. Bake this oaten bread a few days before February 1st to be ready.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp butter (small flakes)
- 3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal flakes
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, 220 degrees Celsius.
- Grease a baking sheet.
- Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Add butter flakes, cutting them in with a knife until the mixture becomes crumbly.
- Add oats and mix well.
- Beat the egg with the buttermilk in a separate bowl.
- Make a “well” in the dry ingredients, then pour in the egg mixture and mix all with a fork until the crumbs hold together.
- Form the dough into a ball and knead (on a floured surface). Add flour if the mass is still too sticky to work with.
- Form the dough ball into a round bread and place it on the baking sheet.
- Score a cross into the bread (do not cut through).
- Bake for fifteen to twenty minutes, the bread should be medium brown.