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Super simple home-made soda bread

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Mrs B's easy-to-follow recipe

Soda bread
Serves 4-6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 – 40 minutes

Ingredients50g porridge oats
225g plain or wholemeal flour
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp fine salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
475ml milk
2 tbsp black treacle


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or gas mark 6.

2. In a large bowl mix the porridge oats, plain and self-raising flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda until evenly combined.

3. Mix the milk with the black treacle in a jug and then pour over the dry ingredients.

4. Stir until the whole mixture comes together into a sticky dough.

5. Shape into a ball on a floured work surface and transfer onto either an oiled baking tray or an oiled loaf-shaped tin.

6. Sprinkle with a few extra porridge oats to decorate and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.

TOP TIP: If you don't have self-raising flour you can use purely plain or wholemeal flour and then add 1tsp baking powder

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