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Guest Recipe Of The Week: Spelt Soda Bread From The Cake Shop Bakery

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

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