Brunches are the best meal of the day and the ultimate reason to invite guests. And what better to offer starving visitors than a slice of warm homemade bread?
Recently I’ve hosted a couple of brunch sessions and my loaves have been a total hit. The recipe I use is loosely based around the Irish Soda Bread recipe published in The Reader’s Digest Baking Bible but I’ve adapted some of the ingredients to what was available in my pantry the day I first attempted making it.
It’s a heavy, moist loaf and goes well with both sweet and savoury toppings. The size feeds 4-6 people depending on levels of hunger.
Happy baking and bon appetit!
350 or 400g plain flour
150 or 100g mix of oats and seeds
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon of salt
310ml milk and plain/Greek yoghurt mix
- Preheat oven to 200ºC; grease a baking tray
- Sift flour, soda and salt into a bowl, add oat and seed mix, and stir
- Mix milk and yoghurt to form a semi-thick consistency
- Add milk and yoghurt mix to flour bowl; stir ingredients, knead into a ball shape
- Place dough ball on tray, flatten and bake for approx. 30 minutes or until the bread is a golden brown colour and sounds hollow when tapped on the base.