I think I’ve developed an obsession with soda bread. It’s hard not to, it’s quick and easy, and it’s amazingly versatile.
You can usually rustle up a version with stuff you have in the fridge or cupboard. This version has a Mediterranean slant and is great with cheese or prosciutto.
I like it with soup, and like any good soda bread its delicious with butter. This takes 5 minutes to prepare and if you’re having friends over they’ll be really impressed that you made your own bread (your place will also smell fantastic).
350 Grams Plain flour
1 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1 Tsp Oregano
1/2 Tsp Black pepper
100 Grams Feta cheese (chopped)
75 Grams Sun dried tomatoes (chopped)
275 ml Buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, you can add lemon juice to ordinary milk and let it sit for a couple of minutes. It will do same job)
- Measure out your flour, oregano, black pepper and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl
- Add the Feta cheese and toss in the flour, then add sun dried tomatoes and toss on the flour as well (this will prevent them sticking together in clumps)
- Add the buttermilk to the mix and stir well. Form into a ball
- Line a baking sheet with baking paper and pre heat your oven to 180 degrees
- Transfer your dough onto the baking paper and cut a cross into the ball of dough (about one third of the depth of the ball of dough)
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the base sounds hollow when tapped