James' Soda Bread
  • Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Servings: 8-10
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • 284ml buttermilk (if you can't buy it you can make it with milk and lemons)
  • 170g bread flour
  • 170g wholemeal flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • Any seeds or herbs you have to hand and happen to like. (Pictured: poppy, sesame, chilli flakes)
  1. Mix the dry ingredients, make a well and add the buttermilk
  2. Mix, knead for 30 seconds, shape into a circle, cut a cross in it
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven set at 190C for 35 to 40 minutes until it sounds hollow.
  4. Let it cool.
Everyone bothering with sourdough for bread because there’s no yeast. It’s fine if you’re into it, but for everyone else it’s two weeks’ work for your first half decent loaf. What you want is soda bread. Five mins prep, and you can eat it within an hour of starting. Submitted by: "Quarantined Folk (Quarantined Folk)"