Easy Soda Bread

  • 200 g plain white flour
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 50 g oats plus extra to scatter on top
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 300 ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 200C fan. Dust a baking tray with a little plain flour.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together thoroughly. Add the milk and lemon juice and stir to combine.
  • Keep stirring until the ingredients come together as a dough, then squidge together to form a ball.
  • Place the ball of dough on your baking tray and cut a deep cross in the centre. This is really important as it helps the centre of the bread to cook properly – so cut nice and deep, almost to the bottom.
  • If you wish, you can dust the loaf with a little flour and a sprinkle of oats, then place the bread in your preheated oven for 30 minutes.


I often add oregano or sun dried tomatoes to this loaf. You could also add dried fruit and mixed spice to give it an Easter flavour. It is best eaten fresh, however it freezes very well.

Quick and Easy Pizza-Your Way

150g SRflour

150g natural yoghurt

Toppings of your choice

Start by mixing the flour and yoghurt together to form a soft dough. Add a little more flour if the dough is a bit sticky. Press the dough onto a non stick baking tray, this is your pizza base. Make the base quite thin, no more than 1cm thick as it will rise in the oven. Cover your pizza base with your choice of topping. I used passata but you could use tinned tomatoes, tomato purée or even fresh sliced tomatoes. Add some herbs, fresh or dried. I like oregano but try basil, mixed herbs or anything you fancy. Top with some cheese, mozzarella is traditional but I used cheddar, see what you have in the fridge. Bake at 180oC for 15-20 minutes. Delicious!

You can add anything to your pizza base. Try chopped vegetables, baked beans, ham or maybe leftover chicken. Give it a go and please let us know what ingredients you used and how your pizza turned out.

Hello. It’s a long time since I have done a blog but here goes for the second time today. (I did one this afternoon and the second half disappeared-very frustrating) I just thought if anyone is struggling to get ingredients this recipe might help a bit. Give it a go and let me know how it went!