One wintery Sunday afternoon (which also happened to be Valentines day), we shared the table with a few friends – eating, drinking, laughing (lots of this, especially Little Miss who decided that our conversation was hysterically funny) and essentially “breaking bread”!
Bread you say…. yes, served with a homemade pumpkin soup as a starter and only having about 2hr between church and their arrival, I didn’t actually have time to whip up a *REAL* loaf of bread… from scratch and all. So I decided to use what I had and make a quick soda bread… no waiting time for the dough to proof, no hard labour kneading… just a quick mix, quick knead and into the oven for 30min.
I found the recipe on the BBC Good Food website and although I didn’t have wholemeal flour – I used only normal flour and the end result was more of a warm scone type bread … but still delicious with soup! (The loaf fed 6 of us as an accompaniment with our soup starter)
Would I make it again? Yes…
Quick Soda Bread
170g self-raising wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- Place dry ingredients into a large bowl and stir to mix
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, stirring quickly with a fork to form a soft dough
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly
- Place into a greased loaf tin
- Back for 30min at 200C