Beremeal and Buttermilk

So I have a sack of beremeal that is good until May, but also buttermilk that is expiring now.  So on Friday I made Jeremy Lee’s beremeal treacle soda bread to go along with our own grilled pork chops and corn on the cob for dinner.  Here it is out of the oven.

I wasn’t sure Tom would like it, but we both loved it.  I still had buttermilk though so I decided to also make Orkney Beremeal and Oat Farmhouse Loaf.  This took an hour to bake so wasn’t ready until after dinner.  Here it is out of the oven.

So this bread is even better.  It is amazing.  But sadly there was still some buttermilk left that I had to toss, and I used up the last of my Golden Syrup.  But I still have Black Treacle and Beremeal for more baking adventures for another month.

Now the obligatory Ryeleigh photos: here is my view coming home from work this morning (after driving by daffodil fields on the way home).  Tom was holding her so she wouldn’t  get through the gate when I opened it into our busy road.

Here is a closer view.  She wanted to greet me so badly.

But I received an excellent beagle welcome as soon as the gate was closed.  Happy Sunday to all!

PS If you want to know more about Beremeal and it’s Orkney mill go to

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6 Responses to Beremeal and Buttermilk

  1. Jeanne says:

    Oh, that little Ryeleigh, is so cute! Isn’t it fun to get that loving welcome?!
    Can you please tell me what Beremeal flour is? I’ve never heard of it. I looked at the recipe, but we can’t try it, since we have so many diet problems. It looks good!
    I hope you’re getting some sleep!

    • Donna says:

      It is fun to have that loving welcome, particularly after a brutal work shift. Bere is an ancient form of barley, with a unique appearance and taste, grown and milled in Orkney for over 300 years. There is more information and recipes at Donna

  2. I’ve never heard of beremeal before this. Where did you get it? Only the first photo loaded; the rest stalled out. I have that problem rather often on your blog for some reason. 😕

    • Donna says:

      Beremeal is an ancient form of barley grown in Scotland. It is now being milled again at a water mill in Orkney. There is a video of the mill at I ordered the flour from Amazon I am sorry you are having problems seeing my blog. That means you are missing some cute beagle photos.

  3. Jeanne says:

    Well thats, a bummer, Michelle! I’ve had that experience too, but not only on Donna’s blog. It’s frustrating, but not the fault of the writer!

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