Soda bread is really quick to make and can be ready to eat within an hour.
This version is a fruity alternative which is great straight from the oven or toasted the next day. It can be made using milk, yoghurt or buttermilk – whichever is in your fridge.
200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
75g porridge oats, plus extra for sprinkling
¼ x 5ml spoon salt
¾ x 5ml spoon bicarbonate of soda
100g mixed dried fruit
2 x 5ml spoons sugar
1 small lemon (juice only) if using milk
200ml semi-skimmed milk OR 100ml semi-skimmed milk and 100ml low-fat natural yoghurt OR 200ml buttermilk
Baking tray (preferably non-stick)
Baking parchment OR greaseproof paper (optional)
Large mixing bowl
Large mixing spoon or table knife
Chopping board (optional)
Sharp knife (optional)
Juice squeezer (optional)
Large sharp knife
Wire cooling rack
Skills used include:
Weighing, measuring, squeezing, mixing/combining and baking.