As baking is quite a big hobby of mine it’s only right that I should share some of my coveted recipes with you lovely people 🙂 Without a shadow of a doubt I picked up all of the tricks of the trade from my Nana who is a genius when it comes to the kitchen! This recipe is one of hers (don’t panic, it’s not a secret recipe handed down through generations- I haven’t managed to get my paws on that one yet!) and I love it. It’s simple to make, ridiculously tasty and has the added bonus of being healthy! I try not to eat bread other than soda bread as I find sliced pans, bread rolls etc are stodgy and make me feel like the frog from the motilium ad!
So here is a list of ingredients for Nana’s Healthbread 🙂
1 LB wholemeal flour/ 1 tbsp wheatgerm/ 1 tbsp mixed seed/ 1 tspn bread soda/ 1 tspn salt/ half pint butter milk (usually need a little extra if not using egg)/ 2 tbsp oil (vegetable/rapeseed)/ 1 egg (optional)/ 1 tspn sugar (optional)/ Handful of Sesame Seeds
Mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in the centre and stir in the oil and milk (and egg if using). The mixture should be too soft to touch and too thick to pour. Transfer mixture into a 1 LB loaf tin (no need for grease-proof paper as it sticks to the bread). Scatter sesame seeds on top. Bake in oven at 190C for 1 hour.
I never bother with the egg or sugar, so if you use them I would love to hear your feedback 🙂