Bread, glorious bread. I have cracked another bucket list wish; bake bread from scratch. This was with the help of my lovely aunty. My Aunty Ysanne, who shall hereby be referred to as Aunty Zan (blame a small child’s inability to say Ys), came to stay for a few days arriving armed with a bread recipe.
This soda bread recipe was fairly easy to follow with only 5 ingredients and little kneading needed!
All you need is:
250g strong Plain whit flour
250g Wholemeal flour
400ml Butter milk
And a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda.
We did feel a little robbed as the recipe called for 400ml of buttermilk but only required 200! (It’s okay though as it was easy to freeze!). Aunty Zan was a little taken aback by my lack of kitchen essentials; I also have the worlds smallest mixing bowl! And I managed to cover myself and floor in flour (standard).
The recipe was easy peasy:
Measure out your white flour. Add in your wholemeal, salt, bicarbonate of soda. Mix well. Make a well in the middle and add half your butter milk. Then mix with your hands till it comes together in a dough. Add a wee bit more buttermilk if you need it. The dough isn’t majorly sticky but doesn’t crumble either. Work into a neat ball. Pop on a baking tray score with a sharp knife in a cross, going all the way to the to the base (I did it till about 1-2cm to the bottom. Bake on 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Tap the bottom when finished; if all sounds hollow your done!
We all enjoyed the yummy bread, I’ll be making it again next time we have soup, and most importantly I got to cross off something from my bucket list with my Aunty. Some classic family bonding going on there!