All posts tagged: soda bread

Spicy Red Lentil & Cannellini Bean Soup & Soda Bread

Rustic, warming, hearty and nourishing… this is a true peasant’s supper!  I had a hankering for soda bread earlier but don’t usually have buttermilk at home so this one was made with yoghurt instead.  In fact it could be made with sour milk too (so don’t ever throw it out if you have it, bring it round… or make soda bread!).  Soda bread is really rewarding, it takes about 5 minutes to combine the ingredients, and 50 minutes to cook, so as long as you’re home you’ll have a tasty loaf in under an hour which requires zero skill but looks pro!  The soup here came about after seeing a tasty looking ham hock soup on instagram.  Not being much of a ham hock soup fan, I appreciated the chunky look and thought yes!  A chunky soup and soda bread supper… Yum!  That’s what I though… and here it is! Ingredients for the soup (Serves 4): 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 …

Spelt Flour Soda Bread & Big Love For an Irish Farmer…

This is about as rewarding as baking gets for me.  Minimum input, for maximum reward!  Quick bread, that looks & tastes amazing! This loaf is organic. Yep.  Organic artisan stoneground flour.  The kind the shop assistant scoffs at (They know my type)…In fact you probably know my type too… and humour my organic buying, harping on about the environment ways.  But here’s the thing, I feed a family of 4 for the same as my non-organic shopping peers.  I know how to be savvy in the supermarket, we grow a lot of our own, and I waste very little, sour milk and stale bread included.  Where this is going though is why?  A shop assistant told me organic wasn’t any better for me, and was more expensive.  That’s easy to see if you spend just a little time looking at ingredients vs. price on some items.  But it’s not that.  A farmer summed it up for me on the last episode of Ireland with Simon Reeve,  he said he farmed organically because he wanted to …