Bread as easy as 1-2-3

Bread as easy as 1-2-3

If you love eating bread – as most people do – and are looking to bake your own, try this: a soda bread as easy as 1-2-3.

Baking bread is central to so many cultures and a staple that few people would want to do without. If you haven’t baked your own before or are simply pushed for time, soda bread comes in really handy. There are lots of different recipes out there but I love this one for its simplicity and the fact that you can make it vegan or non-vegan.

I’ve made a little instruction video to show you just how easy it is.

Have a look at this easy method

And here are the written instructions for you to print off or refer to:


  • 350g flour – I used a mixture of plain wheat and spelt

  • 50g oats

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 300ml milk – dairy or plant milk (I used soya milk)

  • 1 tbsp vinegar – apple cider vinegar or any other light coloured vinegar works best


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c. Then line a baking tray with baking paper and sprinkle with a little flour – set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, oats, salt and bicarbonate of soda.
  • In a measuring jug, measure out 300ml of your choice of milk and stir in the 1 tbsp of vinegar. Leave to sit for a couple of minutes.
  • Now combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir well until the mixture begins to resemble a dough.
  • Add a little more flour if too sticky and shape the dough into a round loaf.
  • Place the loaf onto the prepared tray and using a sharp knife cut a deep cross into the top. Sprinkle with oats and bake in the preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Remove the loaf from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Enjoy fresh with homemade soup or toasted the next day. This loaf freezes well – just slice and put in a suitable container.

I had mine with a homemade broccoli soup and will add the recipe for that soon. In the meantime , happy baking and do send me your loaf pictures!

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