I made bread on my own for the first time a couple of days ago, and I couldn’t believe how easy it was! I’ve always thought of bread-making as being a long and complicated process, but this recipe was super straightforward and it took me less than 2 hours to finish. It’s called “soda bread” (because it uses baking soda instead of yeast), and it’s made with whole wheat flour, making for a really healthy snack.
- 3.5 cups whole-wheat flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- unsalted butter for greasing
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the flour mix and pour buttermilk into the center, drawing in the flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a round loaf.
- Grease a baking sheet with butter. Place the loaf on it, shaping it and patting it down into a round, approximately 2 inches high. Using a sharp knife, cut across in the top of the loaf.
- Bake the loaf for 30 minutes or until it is well browned. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
* This makes 1 loaf of bread (approximately 16 pieces). It is super tasty when served with butter and jam, or marmalade. This recipe is from the book “DK Get Started Baking”, but I made some modifications, based on what worked best for me. Enjoy!