Oaty Soda Bread

Every day we make a soda bread of some variety, here’s a lovely oaty version!

150g porridge oats of oatmeal (and a bit extra to sprinkle on the top before it goes in the oven)

350g plain flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sodium bicarb

about 375ml soya milk

about 25ml of cider vinegar

Oven: 200c

Blitz the oats in a food processor until fine

Transfer to a bowl with the flour, salt and bicarbonate. Mix well

Add vinegar to milk, then introduce this mixture to the dry ingredients (‘how do you do?’)

Fold into a dough, don’t knead – a fairly light touch is best, and don’t worry if the mixture is pretty wet

Tip the dough onto a greased oven tray, press the extra oats into the top of the mixture

Bake for 50-60 mins, checking after 40mins. We sometimes flip the loaf to cook the bottom in our eccentric oven.  It’s cooked when it makes a hollow sound when you tap it.

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