Our Guest Recipe of the Week is a quick and delicious Spelt Soda Bread from The Cake Shop Bakery, Woodbridge.
The Cake Shop Bakery will have a stall at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and are running hands on Beginners’ Bread Making workshops in the Bread Zone on both Saturday and Sunday.
For more information about The Cake Shop Bakery, afamily run business that has been producing hand-crafted bread and cakes since 1946, visit http://www.cakeshopbakery.co.uk/
Spelt Soda Bread
200g White Spelt Flour
200g Wholemeal Spelt Flour
1Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1Tsp Sea Salt
50g Melted Butter
2Tbsp Black Treacle
320ml Buttermilk (or Whole Milk with 2Tbsp Lemon Juice)
Weigh up the dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix the treacle into the buttermilk until combined, add to the dry ingredients and begin mixing. When the dough starts to come together add the melted butter and continue mixing until a sticky dough forms.
Turn out onto a well floured surface and knead briefly for 1 minute. Then simply round the dough up into a ball. Place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and flatten the ball with your hand. Dust with a little Spelt flour. Use a scraper to mark the dough with a cross by cutting through the dough at 90 degree angles.
Bake at 200C for 20-30 minutes.
Posted by Hannah