Soda Bread

This is a fantastic recipe for quick, delicious, fresh bread in a hurry. It’s a favourite on retreats, toasted and spread with vegan margarine, avocado or nut butter. It is adapted from a Paul Hollywood recipe.

250g/9oz plain wholemeal flour
250g/9oz plain white flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
420ml/15fl oz almond milk
Juice of one lime
extra flour for dusting

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  2. Add the milk and lime juice and mix until a sticky dough forms.
  3. Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.
  4. Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.
  5. Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross dividing it into quarters. Dust the bread with flour.
  6. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6. The loaf should be golden-brown.
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy on the same day.

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