Proving bread can be easy!
Not a particularly good bread baker myself, I take great pleasure when it comes to making Soda bread! Very little kneading, no proving and 3 simple ingredients makes for an unbelievably easy and quick loaf. Delicious served as the main component of a meal, or as a satisfying side to soups, mussels and stews.
- 7oz Self-raising flour (preferably wholemeal)
- 7oz Plain flour
- 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 300ml Butter milk
- Pinch of salt
- Mixed seeds (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C/Gas 5/6. Place both flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl, and mix together thoroughly.
- Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and quickly pour in the butter milk. Stir immediately, bring all the ingredients together to form a soft dough (add more butter milk or flour where neccessary).
- Knead briefly for around 1 minute just until the dough becomes smooth. Place of a flour baking tray, forming a large, round ball. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
- Sprinkle with a little flour and a handful of mixed seeds. Slash the dough with a large cross around a centimetre deep. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.