Bucket list update: 71. Make homemade bread from scratch.

Bread, glorious bread. I have cracked another bucket list wish; bake bread from scratch. This was with the help of my lovely aunty. My Aunty Ysanne, who shall hereby be referred to as Aunty Zan (blame a small child’s inability to say Ys), came to stay for a few days arriving armed with a bread recipe. 
This soda bread recipe was fairly easy to follow with only 5 ingredients and little kneading needed! 

All you need is: 

250g strong Plain whit flour

250g Wholemeal flour

400ml Butter milk 

Teaspoon Salt 

And a teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda.


Under the supervision of my Aunty it only took maybe 5-10 minutes to blend the ingredients together and then pop it in the oven for 30 mins! 

We did feel a little robbed as the recipe called for 400ml of buttermilk but only required 200! (It’s okay though as it was easy to freeze!). Aunty Zan was a little taken aback by my lack of kitchen essentials; I also have the worlds smallest mixing bowl! And I managed to cover myself and floor in flour (standard).

The recipe was easy peasy:

Measure out your white flour. Add in your wholemeal, salt, bicarbonate of soda. Mix well. Make a well in the middle and add half your butter milk. Then mix with your hands till it comes together in a dough. Add a wee bit more buttermilk if you need it. The dough isn’t majorly sticky but doesn’t crumble either. Work into a neat ball. Pop on a baking tray score with a sharp knife in a cross, going all the way to the to the base (I did it till about 1-2cm to the bottom. Bake on 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Tap the bottom when finished; if all sounds hollow your done! 


It’s quite a fun recipe as you can use your hands but there isn’t too much working of the ingredients.

We all enjoyed the yummy bread, I’ll be making it again next time we have soup, and most importantly I got to cross off something from my bucket list with my Aunty. Some classic family bonding going on there! 

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