Honey & Walnut Soda Bread

Honey Walnut Soda Bread | bluebirdsunshineBread week on Great British Bake Off and woah did the contestants go to town with some of their bakes. There were some incredible bread sculptures that I can’t imagine ever baking myself. When it came to joining in with the #GBBOBloggers2015 I had to opt for a quick bread because, well, it would be quick, and I knew it wouldn’t go to waste. I love a quick bread too because the whole over/under proved and over/under baked aspect of bread terrifies me. I have no feel for it so quick breads and me are a perfect match.

I have a recipe for a quick yeast-free bread that I got from Seasons restaurant in London – they make the most amazing oaty soda bread. The original recipe has treacle in it but I thought I’d try and make a more savoury variation so I left out the treacle and added walnuts. Yum, and even yummier with Stilton and ham for a quick lunch.

Honey & Walnut Soda Bread

250g Plain white flour
250g Wholemeal flour
150g Rolled oats
100g Chopped walnut pieces
10g Salt
15g Bicarbonate of soda
500ml Buttermilk
2 Tbsp Honey

Mix all the dry ingredients together, add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Tip the rather wet mix onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and roughly shape into a loaf. Bake in a 200C fan-forced for 40-50 minutes.

Oat Soda Mix | bluebirdsunshine

Bread dough | bluebirdsunshine

Honey Walnut Soda Bread | bluebirdsunshine

Honey Walnut Soda Bread | bluebirdsunshine

Honey Walnut Bread with Stilton and Ham | bluebirdsunshine


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4 responses to “Honey & Walnut Soda Bread

  1. mmmmmm this looks lovely and i love those last combined with walnuts and honey! I can see why it would go well with cheese!
    thank you for linking up x

  2. Pingback: #GBBO Bloggers 2015 Round Up Week 3 : Bread - Mummy Mishaps·

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