Easy Peasy Spelt & Oat Soda Bread, plus WIN a Goody Bag of Oaty Goodness!

Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 50 - 55 mins, Total Time: 1 hour

July 8, 2014

Eat Your Veg | Spelt & Oat Soda Bread

Entitled ‘easy peasy’ but in truth most soda breads by their very nature are a bit of a cinch. Unlike yeasted breads there’s no proving time and virtually no kneading required, so a simple loaf can be knocked up in under five minutes and thrown in the oven. Hey presto within an hour you have marvelous homemade bread to tuck into, perfect for a week-end breakfast, brunch, lunch or picnic. Or like me when you have the sunday evening ‘no bread in the house, shops are shut’ panic! This is my favourite recipe and uses a combination of Spelt Flour, Plain Flour, Oats and Buttermilk. I’m a big fan of spelt flour loving the subtle nuttiness and texture it adds to a bake, whether sweet or savoury.  Do look out for it and give it a go but if you can’t source just replace with wholemeal flour.

Organic Oats (Union Jack)I recently met some lovely wholesome peeps from Mornflake, the millers of mighty fine oats, at Food Blogger Connect. I was delighted to be given a selection of their oats, oatmeal and oat bran to try out in my recipes and this is my first oaty post for you, and uses their Organic Oats. I have of course also been tucking into the oats for our thrice (at least!) weekly porridge, which come rain or shine my children still ask for for their breakie. And a superior oat they are too I can tell you. Believe me after five years of intense porridge making I now know my oats.

Mornflake have also very kindly given me a goody bag to give away to one lucky Eat Your Veg reader, which includes:

•              Mornflake Superfast Oats

•              Mornflake Scottish Jumbo Oats

•              Mornflake Coarse Oatmeal

•              Mornflake Oatbran

•              Mornflake Oatbran Nuts & Seeds Granola

•              Mornflake Hessian bag

To enter the competition please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. Entry is by leaving a comment in my comments box (answering the question ‘How do you like to eat your oats?) and going back to the Rafflecopter and pressing ‘Enter’ and/or following myself and Mornflake on Twitter and/or liking myself and Mornflake on Facebook. Bonus entries can be made by Tweeting about the giveaway. Sounds a little complicated but it’s really not, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions.

Closing date for entries Monday 28th July. Open to UK entrants only. 

Do look out for more wholesome oaty recipes coming to you very shortly!

Eat Your Veg | Easy Peasy Soda Bread

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The Good Stuff:

Oats, Spelt Flour, Buttermilk



Great For:

Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Little Kids, Big Kids, Grown Ups, Breakfast, Toast, Brunch, Picnics, Emergency ‘no bread in the house’ situations,



Notes:

Makes one loaf.
Replace the spelt flour with wholemeal if you cannot source.



Special Equipment:

A baking tray



Easy Peasy Spelt & Oat Soda Bread, plus WIN a Goody Bag of Oaty Goodness!

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Ingredients Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 50 - 55 mins, Total Time: 1 hour

200g plain flour, preferably organic
300g spelt flour, preferably organic, plus extra for dusting
100g oats, preferably organic
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
30g butter
400ml buttermilk (or 250ml plain yogurt and 150ml milk)
1 tablespoon runny honey

1) Preheat your oven to 200ºc/180ºc fanºgas mark 6.
2) Place the flours, oats, bicarb and salt in a mixing bowl and roughly combine.
3) Rub the butter into the above mix, working it through your fingers. Make a well in the centre.
4) Combine the buttermilk with the honey and pour into the well you’ve made in the dry ingredients. Stir well then get your hands in to bring the mixture together.
5) The dough should be very soft, add a little more milk if too dry. Transfer to a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes until soft and smooth.
6) Shape the dough into a round and place on your baking tray. Dust with a little spelt flour, mark a cross on the top and bake for 50 – 55 minutes. It should be well risen, golden and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
At it’s very best eaten a little warm with lashings of good butter.

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25 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Spelt & Oat Soda Bread, plus WIN a Goody Bag of Oaty Goodness!

  1. Choclette

    In so many ways. Love oats. Was brought up on the best porridge ever, so one of my favourite breakfasts. Use them in muesli, biscuits, cakes, bread, crumbles – I could go on!

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  2. Janice Papworth

    Porridge, oaty biscuits and I also add to a crumble mix both a fruit crumble and a savoury veggie crumbler

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  3. Jane Willis

    Usually in porage or flapjack, but sometimes I add them to bread dough and in winter I like to use them as a thickener for a savoury slow cooked minced beef dish

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  4. Mary K

    I eat them for breakfast, with either mixed dried fruits&nuts sprinkled on, or simple with maple syrups drizzled on top of them! 🙂 x

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