Dinner Bread on the Fly
Yield: 1 round loaf
This quick soda bread is a fun one to whip up for breakfast or dinner. Best when eaten fresh, you can also wrap the loaf well and toast slices the next day.
Preheat the oven to 375° F and lightly flour a baking sheet (do not grease).
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. In a small bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, and water. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry just until a smooth dough forms.
On a lightly floured work surface, gently knead the bread to shape, about 3 minutes, and then form it into a 6-inch diameter round loaf.
Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score it in a semicircle. Bake until golden and firm to touch, about 50 minutes. Let bread cool for 45 minutes before serving.
If you prefer, honey works wonderfully in this recipe rather than maple syrup. The final loaf will have a lovely shine to it.
Source: (c)2014 All rights reserved. Excerpted from Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners by permission of Sasquatch Books.