Simply nutritious brown bread

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For a more modern version of soda bread, try this simple, rustic brown bread with seeds, delicious toasted with salted butter

Simply nutritious brown bread

SERVES

8

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

20

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

60

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Baking

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

  2. Put all the dry ingredients including the sieved bread soda into a large bowl, mix well.

  3. Whisk the egg, add the oil and honey most of the buttermilk.

  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in all the liquid, mix well and add more buttermilk if necessary. The mixture should be soft and slightly sloppy, pour into an oiled tin or tins. Sprinkle some sunflower or sesame seeds on the top.

  5. Bake for 60 minutes approx, or until the bread is nice and crusty and sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.

Ingredients

  • 400g stone ground wholemeal flour

  • 75g white flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 level tsp bread soda, sieved (bicarbonate of soda/baking soda)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp arachide or sunflower oil, unscented

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 425ml buttermilk or sour milk

  • sunflower or sesame seeds

  • Loaf tin 23x12.5x5cm (9x5x2in)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

  2. Put all the dry ingredients including the sieved bread soda into a large bowl, mix well.

  3. Whisk the egg, add the oil and honey most of the buttermilk.

  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in all the liquid, mix well and add more buttermilk if necessary. The mixture should be soft and slightly sloppy, pour into an oiled tin or tins. Sprinkle some sunflower or sesame seeds on the top.

  5. Bake for 60 minutes approx, or until the bread is nice and crusty and sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.