Thursday, 1 October 2015

Breakfast Bacon Soda Breads

These breakfast soda breads are so called for two reasons. The first is that they contain many of the ingredients that make up a hearty breakfast, including yoghurt instead of buttermilk, honey, oats and even a little crispy bacon! The second is that they are so quick and easy to make you can actually have them on the table, freshly baked and ready for a delicious breakfast treat. I'd recommend shuffling down to the kitchen first thing, knocking a quick batch of dough together then popping it in the oven whilst you ready yourself for the day ahead. By the time you return to the kitchen your lovely loaves will be ready to be devoured!

Prep time: 10 Mins
Baking time: 25-30 Mins
300g Plain Flour
1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
A handful of Smoked Bacon (Cooked until crispy, then left to cool and chopped)
A handful of Oats
300g Plain Natural Yoghurt
1tbsp Runny Honey

Rub the cobwebs from your eyes fellow baking adventurer, as it's time to begin. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a large flat baking tray with baking paper. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, bacon and oats to a large mixing bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon. With regards to the bacon, you can cook it the night before as you'll want to use it cold. Add the yoghurt and honey to the dry ingredients, mix loosely, then bring together to a dough with your hands. You don't want to knead this dough too much so once the dough has formed break into two balls and shape into rounds. Place the rounds, spaced apart on the tray and slice a deep cross into each. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for around 25-30 minutes, until each loaf is risen and a deep golden brown. When you are happy they are baked remove from the oven and serve straight away, as these are at their most yummy hot. The loaves should generously feed four people, but you can easily halve the ingredients if you're just baking for one or two. Yum yum!

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