Heres a great quick recipe from our fantastic tutor Kieran Lenihan. A favourite on both our Beginners and Family Cookery Courses. You should never be without some fresh bread in the house and this recipe guarantees exactly that.
6oz self raising flour (wholemeal)
3oz plain flour
3oz seed & grain bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 pint buttermilk
Pre heat oven 400f/200oc/gas 6
Put the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda in a mixing bowl form a well in the middle & pour in the butter milk.
Quickly mix the ingredients together with a fork till a soft dough is formed, turn out mixture onto a floured surface , and lightly need for 2 minutes then form into a round shape.
Put on a floured baking tray flatten the top of the dough and score the top in a cross.
Any remaining buttermilk in the carton is good to rub over the dough before going in the oven for a extra crispy top!
Cook for 30mins till dough sounds hollow, leave to cool on a wire rack.