Sunday, 1 May 2016

Oaty soda bread

I sort of made this up this morning and it's delicious.  It takes next to no time to make and is very frugal

Ingredients for one small loaf (easily doubled)
100g oats, zizzed into a coarse flour
100g SR flour
half tsp sugar
half tsp bicarb
half tsp salt
around 150 mls natural yogurt

Preheat the oven to 230 (lower if it's a fan oven)

Sift the dry ingredients, add the yogurt and mix.  I tend to use the handle of a wooden spoon when mixing.  Add a little more yogurt if needed but the dough shouldn't be wet.

When the ingredients have all come together, tip them out and continue working them for a short time until you have a soft-ish dough, flouring the working surface if necessary.  Form the dough into the shape you want.  I made it round and pressed a deep cross into it using the handle of a wooden spoon.

Bake for about 15 mins, then reduce the heat to about 200 and bake for another 20 minutes or so.  it is done when there is a hollow sound when you tap the base.

Cool on a wire rack.

Soda bread stales quickly so if not needed right away, wrap and freeze.

I might try adding a bit of parmesan (or frugal equivalent) and mustard powder next time.  You could glaze the top with milk or beaten egg and sprinkle over some whole oats.


  1. I think the secret to good soda bread is to handle as little as possible and get into the oven quickly.

  2. I try to handle as little as possible but you do need a reasonable dough! More like scones than bread, of course.
    J x