Healthy Snack – Irish Soda Bread

This is my favourite bread to make for morning tea, I usually bake some every month and it will last me for morning tea at work each day.

Yes this is healthy but it tastes really good, trust me!

First you will need some specific ingredients, so time to go shopping.

    • Shopping List
      • 500g Wholemeal Spelt Flour
      • 50g Linseed Flax
      • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
      • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
      • 2 Cups Soy Milk
      • 1 Tablespoon Honey
      • 1/4 Cup Cold Pressed Olive Oil
      • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
      • 4 Tablespoons of Seeds (Sesame, Sunflower & Pumpkin)
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Preheat oven to 180 C. (160 C FAN FORCED)

 

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Place 500g Spelt Flour in a bowl

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Add 50g Flaxseed,  Add 1 teaspoon sea salt

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Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda

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then mix all the dry ingredients through!

 

Pour over the dry ingredients:

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2 cups milk (soy, rice, almond or seed),

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I prefer to use Soy Milk

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(60 ml) ¼ cup cold pressed olive oil or macadamia nut oil. Make sure you use a quality Olive Oil

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1 tablespoon lemon juice

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1 tablespoon honey

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(I actually usually put a bit extra in usually 2 tablespoons)

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Mix through lightly with your fingers.  The dough should be lovely and moist much like a scone dough.

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Place dough onto a lightly floured board and form into 1 large loaf or 2 smaller round loaves.

I usually make two loaves which lasts me usually 3-4 weeks worth of morning tea.

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I also get a baking tray and place some baking paper on top so I can lay the bread loaves on top.

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Brush the top with a little extra milk

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Then sprinkle with seeds. 4 tablespoons seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin)

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Cut a small cross over the top of the bread.

Bake for 40 minutes then reduce the heat to 160 and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes until cooked through and the crust is lovely and golden brown.

Cool for at least 10 minutes before you eat.

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Serving suggestions:

I love toasting a slice in the toaster and then adding some butter. but some other options are:

Spread with Hummus, Spinach, Fetta

Spread with almond butter and top with banana and honey

Delicious spread with avocado

Served with soup

 

Do you have a favourite bread you make? Let us know in the comments below.

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