Shop-bought bread can be loaded with salt, sugar and preservatives, so try making your own healthier Seeded wholemeal soda loaf. It takes only 10 minutes to prep, and you’ll use it in other recipes later in the week.
450g plain wholemeal flour, plus extra for dusting
75g four-seed mix (sesame, sunflower, golden linseed and pumpkin)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp black treacle
150g pot natural bio yogurt, made up to 450ml with wate
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the flour, seeds, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt in a large bowl and mix to combine. Stir the treacle into the yogurt mixture and, when the treacle dissolves, pour onto the dry ingredients. Stir together with the blade of a knife until you have a soft, sticky dough. Leave for 5 mins (this allows time for the liquid to absorb into the bran).
Tip onto a lightly floured surface and form the dough into a round about 18cm across. It will still be very sticky, so don’t over-handle it – treat it like scone dough rather than bread dough. Lift onto the baking sheet and bake for 25-30 mins until the crust is golden and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped underneath.