16 May

Let’s Make Bread

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This week is Real Bread Week and to celebrate, QEII Taste have the perfect recipe to make Soda bread which will taste amazing with some hot soup a nice wedge of cheese. We promise it’s really easy to make!


  • 250 g wholemeal flour
  • 100 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50 g pinhead oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 x 300 ml tub buttermilk



1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas 5.

2. Place the flour, pinhead oatmeal, bicarbonate of soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix together.

3. In a separate bowl, use a balloon whisk to beat the egg and buttermilk together.

4. Use a fork to stir the egg mixture into the flour, then as it starts to come together, use your hands to pat and bring the dough together.

5. Shape the dough into a ball and place onto a lightly floured baking tray. Use your hands to flatten the dough slightly so you end up with a disk, roughly 6 to 7cm thick.

6. Score a cross into the top of the bread with the blunt edge of a knife, then bake in the center of the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a firm crust has formed and it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

7. Turn the bread out onto a wire rack to cool, then serve slightly warm with some soup or a nice wedge of cheese.

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