Wholemeal Soda Bread

This wonderful simple bread makes a fantastic accompaniment to wholesome soups and stews and tastes excellent eaten with smoked mackerel pate. It is quick to make as it requires no rising.

Difficulty: 👍👍

Cost: ££

Serves 4 people


125g wholemeal flour
50g plain flour
25g oatmeal or rolled oats
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
1 medium egg
150ml buttermilk or yoghurt

 

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees fan and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium-large sized bowl
  3. Lightly beat the egg with buttermilk in a small bowl
  4. Tip the wet ingredients onto the dry and combine using a wooden spoon and eventually your hands. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and briefly knead to ensure it is well mixed. There is no need to knead this bread for longer than 30 seconds. Shape into a round and score the top with a deep cross. Place into the pre heated oven on the lined baking tray and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown, and when tapped on the bottom, makes a hollow sound.

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 190 degrees fan and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium-large sized bowl
  3. Lightly beat the egg with buttermilk in a small bowl
  4. Tip the wet ingredients onto the dry and combine using a wooden spoon and eventually your hands. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and briefly knead to ensure it is well mixed. There is no need to knead this bread for longer than 30 seconds. Shape into a round and score the top with a deep cross. Place into the pre heated oven on the lined baking tray and bake for approximately 25 minutes, or until golden brown, and when tapped on the bottom, makes a hollow sound.

 

Ingredients

125g wholemeal flour
50g plain flour
25g oatmeal or rolled oats
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sugar
1 medium egg
150ml buttermilk or yoghurt

 

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