My husband loves this bread and I love adapting it to use whatever flour, seeds and spices I have to use. You can also add in grated vegetables, or chopped cheese, nuts, dates, fruity bits, if you fancy a change.
This is a very easy, no yeast, quick bake recipe for sweet or savoury soda bread that can be easily adapted for various dietary requirements and responds well to whatever additional ingredients or flavours that you want. It also lasts extremely well.
A moist and crunchy, quick and easy soda bread. Use a ripe full flavoured, red skinned desert apple. Khorasan flour has been used which inparts a lovely golden colour to the loaf.
Taught many years ago to make Soda Bread by my Mum, and this is it with a twist. A low fat and low salt version which still tastes gorgeous. Beautiful fresh bread for 2 days, then perfect for toast and jam for a couple more days (if there is any left by then!). Sometimes I add The 5 Seed Blend which really adds to the flavour especially for toast.
Soda bread made like this doesn`t dry out as it does in an oven so the outside stays soft rather than having a crust. It is lovely and soft, and cake like in texture. It`s very quick to make and doesn`t use as much energy as using an oven,and keeps quite well. Soda bread rises better with pastry flour than strong flour and has a better texture because it has less Gluten.
This soda bread was brought about due to my brother and sister in laws lack of tolerance to gluten and yeast. The use of spelt and rye blends of plain and wholemeal go well to create good flavour and texture, addition of mixed seeds and flakes give the bread a more wholesome substance. The use of natural yojurt and milk iin the mix to replace buttermilk gives an improved depth of flavour.
This recipe can produce one of the nicest loaves you will taste in less time than it takes to go to your supermarket for a plastic bag of sliced mush (i.e. less than one hour start to finish)
This is based on a traditional soda bread recipe but with the addition of light rye flour or, and this is my favourite, Orcadian 'Bere' flour. Delicious fresh, with marmalade or cheese, good toasted the next day.