Seaweed Soda Bread

Dulse 30g shaker tin - add to basket

Wonderfully light and deliciously moreish, seaweed bread is a healthy start to the day.

Makes one family-size loaf
Time 20 mins prep, 35 mins baking
Medium difficulty

Thanks to seaweed enthusiast Helen Westwood for this recipe. Dulse flakes add minerals and fibre to your loaf, and once perfected it'll be come your go-to for breakfast, lunch, dinner... 

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Dulse
  • 170g plain brown or wholemeal flour
  • 170g plain white flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp linseed
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 290ml full fat plain yoghurt
  • 30g cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp milk 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. Tip the flours, salt, baking powder, linseed, bicarbonate of soda and Dulse into a large mixing bowl and stir.
  3. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips, creaing small breadcrumbs.
  4. Make a well in the centre and pour in the yoghurt, mixing quickly with a large fork to form soft dough.
  5. Add a little milk if the dough seems too stiff, but it should not be too wet or sticky.
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for up to 5 minutes using your hands.
  7. Shape into a ball and place onto a floured baking tray or baking stone.
  8. Cut a cross on the top, brush with milk and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve sliced with butter, or cheese and pickle, or soup, or marmalade, or...

 


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