Friday, 15 February 2013

Friday Makes, Bakes & Learns #16

This wheaten soda bread the easiest and the yummiest to make - no yeast involved!  The recipe came from an old Tesco magazine a few years back.

Prep: 15 mins
Makes: 1 loaf
Cooking: 50-60 mins

350g strong wholemeal flour
175g strong plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 x 284ml cartons buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 200 C/400 F/G6.  Butter a baking sheet.  Sift the wholemeal and plain flours, the salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl.

Add any bran left behind in the sieve from the wholemeal flour to the bowl and stir well.  Mixing quickly add sufficient buttermilk to form a soft dough. Be careful not to over knead or your loaf will be chewy.

Shape the dough into a round and place on the baking tray. Sprinkle the top with a little extra wholemeal flour for a nuttier top.

Cook at the top of the oven for 30 mins then reduce the temperature to 180 C/350 F/G4 and cook for about 20-30 minutes.

Remove when risen and crusty on the surface and hollow-sounding when tapped on the base.  Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!  

We ate it with our M&S Valentine Dessert - Baked Emmental Gruyere Bake - which was yummy - although we thought more of a starter dish than a dessert!


  1. Wow this looks great and something even I could bake lol! I will give it a go x

  2. Thanks for the recipe - looks delicious and very straightforward too - always a bonus!

  3. This actually looks really easy. Never wanted to try making bread because I hate the smell of yeast so this is perfection in my eyes. Very glad I stumbled across this. xx

    1. It is super easy. Let me know if you make it x

  4. This looks scrummy ! Hope you enjoyed it xx

    Jenny xx

  5. Looks soooo good, I love homemade bread, could eat a loaf all on my own. Hehe x

    1. Thanks it was tasty, me too with lots of butter or cheese ;) x

  6. I really want to make a bread and this looks like a great one to try first. Thank you x

    1. It's super easy and no having to deal with yeast! x