This sweet, no-knead bread is a great way to celebrate the harvest season!  You can make it absolutely anytime of course (it’s popular at brunches), but if you’re looking to infuse a little Kitchen Magic into your Lammastide, this is a great recipe.  One thing though, this recipe is approximate.  You have to kind of feel your way through it, at least, that’s what I do.  I’ll try and put accurate amounts to the ingredients.

Lammas No-Knead Bread

Ingredients

  • a wee bit more than 1 cup of whole-meal flour
  • a little more than 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2tbsp + 2tsp of brown sugar
  • a little more than a 1/4 cup of cold butter, cube it
  • about 3/4 cup of figs, fresh if you’ve got em, dried if not
  • a little less than 1/2 cup of hazelnuts
  • about 1 & 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • some seeds and oats to decorate the top

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to a loving 350F
  • Butter up a loaf pan
  • Mix together the flours, the baking soda and the baking soda in a bowl.
  • Rub the butter cubes into the flour-mix with your fingers.

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    It should be all crumbly like this
  • Mix in the figs and the hazelnuts.2016-08-08 14.17.33
  • Add the buttermilk.  This part can be tricky.  You want the dough to be sticky.  Pour in enough buttermilk that it’s wet and sticky.

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    See how it’s quite wet?  Its also very sticky, you should have to really work to get it off your fingers and into the loaf pan
  • smooth out the top and sprinkle on your oats and seeds.

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    I only had Pepitas on hand for seeds.  But that’s cool, because they are my favourite!
  • Bake for about 50 minutes
  • Leave to cool in the loaf pan for about 5 minutes, then turn out and let it continue to cool on a baking rack.2016-08-08 15.14.55

This yummy, sweet bread is great sliced up with apples, cheese, or some fresh butter.  I usually leave a little out for the spirits of my soul and house.

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