Did you know this week is Real Bread Maker Week?

The event aims to get people baking or buying their bread from local, independent bakeries where it’s freshly made each day.

To celebrate we thought we’d share this delicious recipe for soda bread – why not give it a go?

450g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
55g pumpkin seeds
25g linseed or sesame seeds
55g sunflower seeds
Approx 400ml buttermilk 

Serves 4

Sieve the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and salt. Then add the seeds. Make a well in the centre and add most of the milk.
Working quickly, mix to a softish dough. When it forms a ball, turn it on to a well-floured surface and lightly work into a flattened loaf. 
Place on a rectangle of Bake-O-Glide lightly dusted with flour and use a sharp knife to cut a deep cross in the top.

2,3 and 4 Oven AGA
Bake on the grid shelf placed on the floor of the roasting oven for 30-35 minutes or until the bread is golden and cooked through. Tip: If made into scones, reduce the cooking time to 10-15 minutes.

Conventional Cooking
Bake at 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6 for 35 minutes or until the bread is golden and cooked through.