We think the best thing about #LivingInLockdown so far is that we have actually made time to cook properly. Not just the bung it in the over and leave it type jobs, we mean actually cooking… from scratch! Last week we gave soda bread a go. We fell upon this recipe online and thought why not try it.

Soda bread is really very simple. If you, like our marketing team are not well versed in the fine art of baking then have no fear…this is literally a novices idea of successful baking. You can switch out the ingredients if you want and for the most part not much is a no go. We’ve seen a red apple version of this bread and thats next on our agenda but we used walnuts, carrots and a tiny bit of Feta Cheese in this recipe.  The best thing about soda bread? It doesn’t need proving, no long waits for the yeast to grow. That being said no yeast means soda bread it typically a little denser than normal bread, don’t expect a fluffy loaf. If you can’t get to the shop and you’ve got 30 minutes on your hands give it a go.

PREP TIME: 10 Mins COOKING TIME: 30 Mins

   Ingredients

     2 x Carrots (Peeled and grated)

     1 x tsp Salt

     300ml of Milk (semi skimmed)

     2 tsps of bicarbonate of soda

     Toasted, chopped Walnuts

 

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the over to 210C 
  2. Line a tray or tin with baking paper – we used a 8cm circular tin
  3. Mix dry ingredients together – Flour, salt & bicarbonate of soda
  4. Gently toast the chopped walnuts for a 5 minutes
  5. Stir in the Carrot and toasted walnuts
  6. Add and stir in the milk until the dough consistency is soft and sticky. We did this bit by bit to ensure the dough didn’t become too soggy. 
  7. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and round the dough into a ball – if it begins to stick just add a little more flour to the surface
  8. Add the ball of sticky dough to your baking tin – slice the top if you want to be fancy! 
  9. Place in the oven for 30 minutes 
  10. Take our enjoy!

We fully recommend a chunk of mature cheddar cheese on this bad boy. Cheese on toast is next level!