There is something about baking my own bread that I just love. I’m not amazing at it by any stretch of the imagination but I CAN make edible bread. I’m always looking at different bread recipes and I have blogged bread recipes before (here, here and here) they’re always great and they’re always my favourite. Yep, all of them!
Soda bread is super easy to make. Dare I say foolproof! It only needs a few ingredients, so you can have this weighed, mixed and baked in less than an hour. My kids love this bread for lunch and I love it because I know exactly what has gone into it.
Fancy giving this bread a try? Here’s the recipe 🙂
225g wholemeal flour
225g plain flour
1 tsp bread soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 190c.
Prepare a baking tray (I usually sprinkle a non stick tray with a little flour)
Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and gently mix together.
Slowly add the buttermilk, a little at a time.
Mix until the dough comes together, the dough will be a little wet so don’t panic, you haven’t done anything wrong!
Sprinkle a little flour over it so that you can shape it into a round for the purpose of baking.
Place on the pre-prepared tray.
With a sharp knife, slice a cross shape on the top (see photo)
Bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes.
When cooked, place on a wire rack to cool. Wrap in a clean tea towel while still hot if you want a softer crust.