Just a quick post (for Alex!) to mention that I made this:
Heidi's "Irish Mum's Brown Bread"
also for St. Patrick's Day. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures but her picture is probably much nicer anyway! :) It is SUPER easy & really hearty bread, so you should definitely try it sometime you are in the mood for a nice substantial bread.
I think I probably used 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt & 1 1/4 cups skim milk because I doubt I had buttermilk on hand, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly! With so few ingredients, there's not really much room for playing with the recipe.