Simple Wholemeal Soda Bread

Have you ever seen the amount of ingredients on any supermarket bread? It’s shocking! You don’t have to stuff yourself with chemicals and sugar. This bread has only four ingredients, it is very easy and fast to make and dairy, sugar and yeast free and low GI. Adapted from Antony Worrall Thompson’s GI Diet book.

To make a medium sized loaf you will need:

  • 500g wholemeal flour (preferably organic) plus extra for dusting. Self raising flour works too, just decrease the amount of baking soda.
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 350ml soy milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C
  2. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.
  3. Using one hand in a circular motion, mix in the flour to form a dough. Put the dough on to a floured surface and knead, adding more flour untill it is not sticky anymore and shapes nicely. Tidy it into a neat ball.
  4. Pat the dough into a 4cm deep round or make it a brick shaped if you like and cut two cuts deep across the surface.
  5. Bake on a floured baking tray for 25-30 minutes.
  6. To test whether it’s cooked, tap the bottom of the bread and if it sounds hollow, it is ready. You can also stick the knife into the cut you’ve made and it should come out clean.

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