Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
~Harriet van Horne
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Quick and Healthy Soda Bread
Our Quick Breakfast Bread...
I made this Sunday night for the children's breakfast and lunch.. Made Abdullah a sandwich of it with egg spread for his lunchbox.. and the girls had it for breakfast.. Still some left and its still good.. Very quick to make and healthy too.. Here's how: 225g wholewheat flour = ata 225 plain flour = maida 1 level tsp salt 1 level tsp soda bi carbonate = meetha soda 375 t0 450 ml buttermilk (make your own buttermilk: 225 ml full fat milk plus 1 tblsp fresh lemon juice. Mix and leave to stand for 10 to 15 mins. Stir before using..Keep remaining in fridge and use soon - as in pooris )
Preheat oven to 230c/gas mark 8
Mix flours, then add salt and mix, then add soda and mix
Add buttermilk as needed, all the while mixing so get a soft crumbly dough
Turn it out on a floured surface and knead well with floured hands to get a smooth dough.
Place on washed cold oven tray and make a diagonal slit across, cutting through its thickest part. Prick a few holes inside.
Place tray in oven and bake for 15 mins. Turn heat down to 200c/ gas mark 6 and bake for another 15 mins
Turn the bread upside down and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes. Its done when u knock on the base and it sounds hollow..
Wrap in cloth and stick the parcel in a plastic bag .. Leave to cool down.