Soup wouldn’t be soup without some delicious bread. We’ve got an easy recipe for Soda Bread that you can bake in about half an hour using your AGA.

Ingredients (serves 4)
450g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp salt
55g pumpkin seeds
25g linseed or seasme seeds
55g sunflower seeds
Approx 400ml buttermilk

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 onto a well-floured surface and work lightly 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.