Monday, 3 September 2012

Wholewheat Soda Ciabatta- yeast free bread

Soft and fluffy soda bread...

... with healthy pumpkin seeds and extra-virgin olive oil
This is my husband's recipe- he cannot tolerate yeasted bread, so either I make chapattis or he makes this when he gets up in the morning. (It's usually all gone by lunchtime!) For one loaf:

400ml (about 2 cups) wholemeal flour
200ml white flour
5 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
30ml olive oil 
pumpkin seeds for scattering over the top of the loaf
  • Mix everything except the oil together.
  • Rub in the oil with your fingers.
  • Add enough water to make a firm, smooth dough that's not too sticky.
  • Pat into a long loaf shape and place on an oiled baking tray.
  • Smooth the surface of the loaf with wet fingers.
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and gently press in, then dust with white flour.
  • Bake for about 20mins or until golden on top in an oven preheated to 200C.
This bread is absolutely delicious toasted! I'll be experimenting with this recipe as a yeast-free pizza base in the future, so watch this space :)

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    2. have you ever tried it with rye flour.....we are trying to be wheat free x

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    3. Would love to try with rye flour- thanks for the idea :)

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