I can’t believe that in all my witterings on this site I have never once shared with you this recipe? How can it be in all these pages I have never slipped in my “Emergency bread but sometimes just cos it is so lovely” – Soda Bread Recipe?
Surely this needs to be a STOP-tober basic – saving you from the “popping out for a loaf and coming back £20 lighter” kind of thing LOL.
This is my “go-to” when I am trying to keep out of the shops …………………. but got so involved with something else that I forgot to mix up a batch of yeast bread recipe. Look!! it happens sometimes that I come out of the office to go and get the wee one and notice that there is no bread for the next day ………………….. but during STOP-tober I will not just be popping out to the shops for a replacement.
The fab news is that I make this with some of the chapatti flour I bought from Approved Food – so the whole dinner plate sized loaf costs me about 20 p to make.
This bread almost instant to mix up and takes about 40-45 mins in the oven and is quite happy to share the space when you have a casserole or a shepherds pie in there as well – so a few minutes and three ingredients and the boys will have “doorstep” pieces for lunch tomorrow.
IRISH SODA BREAD – First put the oven on to pre-heat at 200 c
- 500g plain flour (You can do this with wholemeal or a mixture of both)
- 400ml mixed yoghurt and milk
- 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Half teaspoon of salt
Leave to cool on a wire tray if you want a crisp crust – or wrap in a tea towel to cool if you would like a softer crust. Its not the prettiest loaf on the planet – but it tastes like real soda bread should.
For breakfast tomorrow we will have this toasted with soft boiled eggs ….. but by dinner time tomorrow it will really be past it – so I shall make some French Onion Soup and use the last of it toasted and topped with cheese in the bowl.
So – I managed to get through Day One of STOP-tober without spending a penny
What about you ladies – anything to confess?