Much loved celebrity chef Iain Hewitson shares his quick and easy 10 minute loaf of bread – follow along with the video and use the recipe below!
450 gm unbleached white flour (from Health Food store)
1 tspn sea salt
1 heaped tspn bicarbonate of soda
350 ml buttermilk
olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 210°C fan forced.
- Sift flour, salt and bicarb into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
- Pour buttermilk into the well and, using a wooden spoon, bring the dough together. The dough should be softish, but not dry, wet or sticky. If either is the case, add more flour or buttermilk, as necessary.
- Turn dough onto a floured bench and quickly form into a rough ball.
- Lightly oil a baking tray and flip the dough onto it. Then cut a deep cross in the top and bake for about 35 mins until it sounds hollow when you tap the base with your knuckle. (If it’s browning too much, turn temp. down to 180°C FF).
- Cool briefly on a rack and serve warm.
The secret to this bread – handle it as little as possible. And, the cross – Irish folklore has it that this is to let the fairies out.