1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms* (about 1 1/2 cups), any grit brushed away, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup diced unsulfured dried apricots** or dried figs
3/4 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup honey
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, beaten to blend (for glaze)
*Available at Italian markets, specialty food stores, and some supermarkets.
**Available at natural food stores and some specialty food stores.