Soda bread is brilliant! It’s such an excellent ‘rustle up’ bake. Five everyday ingredients, a bit of loose mixing, a quick spell in the oven and you have a delicious loaf ready to be scoffed. Most recipes use buttermilk but I never have any so I use yoghurt and milk. Instead of the chillies you could make lemon and basil, apricot and walnut, garlic, orange and thyme….Keep me posted on what you come up with.
- 350g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 150g milk
- 150g plain yoghurt
- (or 300g buttermilk instead of the milk and yoghurt)
- 2 tsp red chilli flakes
TO MAKE IT
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Mix the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and chill flakes into a bowl and give it a good stir with a fork.
- Make a well and then pour in the milk and yoghurt.
- Mix it quickly and lightly using a fork until it comes together into a soft dough
- Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead it really lightly into a round shape.
- Put it onto a floured baking tray.
- Take a ruler and press the edge down onto the loaf vertically and horizontally like the lines on a hot cross bun. Go almost all the way down to the baking tray.
- Bake for around 40 minutes until it’s golden brown.