HYGGE

Plaxy locatelli's take on HYGGE. 
 
Apparently the Danes have invented a feeling. or a word for a feeling. The feeling you get after a long hard day,have a hot bath,  put on your old comfy sweatshirt and eat something delicious and hearty…cosy, warm, relaxing.
Im not entirely sure why this has been taken over as a Danish thing - The English are pretty good at cosy, warm and relaxing. As are the Italians. In fact - who doesn’t wish for a big bowl of pasta and a glass of red wine to curl up with? or bangers and mash? or crumpets with warm, oozy melted butter? I digress…
Whenever Im feeing Hygge-y, I roll up my sleeves, and make bread. Im a very slothful bread maker. I don’t do raising, kneading or any of that stuff. Mine is irish soda bread. Throw it all in a bowl and then in to the oven. Here is my recipe for irish soda bread. Hygge style.

1 cup porridge oats
2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup white flour
14oz buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
2oz butter

Pre heat oven to 200.
Sprinkle flour on a baking tray
in a large bowl - sieve and combine all the dry ingredients. 
rub in the butter until the flour is crumbly.
Stir in the buttermilk.
gently pat into a round shape, being sure not knead it, place it on the baking tray
Score a large cross on top of the bread.  this would be to let the fairies out, but also to ensure the bread cooks through.
Cook for 35 minutes.
To check its fully baked - tap the base and it should sound hollow.