Very Easy Soda Bread – So delicious but healthy

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Very Easy Soda Bread

This is as the title says very easy to make but soooooo very tasty. Don’t be put off when I say make up the 2nd 250gms of flour with such things as oat bran, wheat germ, spelt flour, rolled oats, you can always just make it with all wholemeal flour.  Try and get buttermilk as it makes a good reaction with the soda to make the bread light. Buttermilk is available in supermarkets or farm shops with usually with the cream.  If you’re a yogurt maker and strain yogurt to make Greek yogurt the residue from this is buttermilk.

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin or 2x 1lb loaf tins. Pre heat the oven to gas 5 or 160c

250gms whole meal flour

250gms of wheat germ, spelt flour, rolled oats, oat bran or 250gms of whole meal flour

500gms dry ingredients in total

2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda (don’t be tempted to heap them, otherwise the bread will taste of soda)

2tsp of salt

1pint butter milk or whole milk

 

Put all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Add the salt and bicarbonate of soda mix well

Mix in the butter milk working quickly as the reaction has started and you don’t want to lose the gas that helps the bread to rise.

Use extra milk if the batter is too dry, the mixture needs to be able to be a soft paste, (consistency of porridge) It is not going to be kneaded.

Pour into the tin or tins up too about 2/3 full

Bake in the oven for about 45 -50 minutes but this all depends on your own oven. A Sharpe knife should come out clean when the bread is ready.

Butter, Jam, cream cheese and smoked Salmon, scrambled egg, have all be created to go with a chunky slice this Soda bread.

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