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Saint Brigid's Oaten Bread - Irish Recipes to Try at Home


Saint Brigid ist traditionally honored by leaving a bread for her on the windowsill. An, on Saint Brigid's Day, the whole familiy will also share bread in honor of the saint. Bake this oaten bread a few days before February 1st to be ready.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons 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 doughball into a round bread and place it on the baking sheet.
Score a cross into the bread (do not cut through).

Bake for fifteeen to twenty minutes, the bread should be medium brown.

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