Soda-style Loaf

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Soda-style Loaf
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Health Score:
4,0 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 20 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
1
Ingredients
0.676 cup Bread flour (plus extra for kneading and dusting)
3 cups Whole wheat flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp Baking powder
1 tsp caster sugar
2 Tbsps Margarine (cold and cut into cubes)
2 Tbsps vegetable oil (plus 1 tbsp extra)
1 cup Buttermilk
butter (to serve)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Margarinesalt

Preparation steps

1.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C | 400F | gas 6. Grease a baking tray with 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil and set to one side.
2.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flours, salt, baking powder and the caster sugar.
3.
Rub the margarine into the flour mix until they are no long distinguishable.
4.
Create a well in the centre and pour in the rest of the vegetable oil and the buttermilk (make sure you reserve 1 tbsp of the buttermilk).
5.
Use a spatula to bring the dry and wet ingredients together gradually until you have a moistened dough.
6.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for a minute until smooth.
7.
Shape into a loaf and arrange on the greased baking tray. Create a cross in the top of the loaf using you finger and brush with the remaining tbsp of buttermilk and dust with a little strong bread flour.
8.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes and then reduce the heat to 180°C | 350F | gas 4, turn the loaf and bake for a further 20-25 minutes.
9.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving with butter.