- 250g wholemeal flour
- 200g plain white flour
- 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
- 1 teasp. salt
- 1 egg
- 350ml buttermilk, approx.
- 1 teasp. Honey
- 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).
Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl. Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour. Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough. Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin. Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling. This will keep the crust soft.
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