Soda Bread with walnuts by M. Kuehn

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Soda bread is possibly the easiest bread to make. No yeast, no proving, no fuss. Purists may sniff at the addition of walnuts, but I love them and so why wouldn’t I add them for extra depth? Introduce kids to this recipe – it’s worth the effort just to see their proud faces.

250gr wholemeal flour
100gr plain flour
50gr rolled oatmeal
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp sugar
1 large free range egg
1 x 300ml tub buttermilk
10 walnuts, broken into little pieces
 Preheat the oven to 190oc/gas mark 5
Place all the flour, oats, bicarbonate of soda, salt and
sugar in a large bowl and mix together.
In a separate bowl,  whisk the egg
and buttermilk together with a fork.
Use a fork to stir the egg mixture into the flour, then
as it starts to come together, use your hands to pat and bring the dough
together. Add the walnut pieces and mix in with your hands.
Shape the dough into a ball – don’t overwork the dough as It will end up like a brick. Place on a lightly
floured baking tray. Use your hand to flatten the dough slightly so you end up
with a disc, roughly 6 -7 cm thick.
Score a cross into the top of the bread with the blunt
edge of a knife, then bake in the centre of the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or
until a firm crust has formed and it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.

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