Very quick and easy breads can be made without yeast, by using bicarbonate of soda as the raising agent. This bread takes less than ten minutes to prepare, the longest job was searching in the cupboard for the bicarb! Its funny in this house my teenage daughters can’t seem to find the dishwasher and I can’t seem to find matching pairs of socks or the bicarbonate of soda tin!
I was feeling a bit fed up with the cold weather last week and Teddy our dog was definitely taking me out for a walk! But luckily the sun shone on Sunday and the cold wind dropped bringing with it a wonderful feeling of spring. It seemed like a good idea to get out of bed early with the thought of making these soda farls for breakfast, arranging some flowers and sowing some seeds in the greenhouse put a smile back onto my face and a spring back into my step.
Loving these flowers in the kitchen this week. The Hyacinths and Narcissus Tazetta are so sweetly scented and the Amaryllis Papilio so striking with its lime green and maroon striped petals.
- 400g plain wholemeal flour
- good pinch of salt
- 1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 160g mature cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
- 300g natural yoghurt
- 100ml milk
- 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
- Preheat the oven to 180℃ / gas mark 4
- Put all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir around with your fingers.
- Add the cheddar, natural yoghurt, milk and mustard. Mix with a fork, then using your hands bring the soft dough together into a ball.
- Put the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a 22cm round loaf.
- Using a sharp knife score into the dough at a depth of about 1cm making eight wedge shapes on the top of the loaf.
- Transfer onto a lightly oiled baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until browned.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Serve warm.
I used the Seville orange, honey and thyme mustard which I made a couple of weeks ago. The recipe for this is on the blog, you should have a go at making it whilst the Seville oranges are still available. It is delicious and I use it all the time for dressings and marinades or just on its own with some grilled sausages, mash and onion gravy.
If you want you can use plain flour instead of wholemeal plain flour the result is still delicious. I find you don’t need quite so much milk to bring the dough together with plain flour so add 50ml of milk when mixing and the remaining 50ml if necessary i.e. if the dough is still a little dry and not easily coming together into a ball.
I hope you make this super easy bread, its great for breakfast and also fantastic served up with a bowl of leek and potato soup, my all time favourite soup and thats for sure for sure!
The next photo gives you an idea of how cold it was on my dog walks this week….
Thanks for taking a look at the blog today, I hope you make the bread and please leave a comment in the box below to let me know how you got on or what you think….
Happy baking…. oh and if you have any left over, just warm it up in a low oven or just cut the wedges in half and toast them up.