• “Fish should smell like the ocean. If they smell like fish, it's too late.”

  • Scale by scale, We strip off The delicacy And eat The peaceful mush Of its green heart.

  • Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man

Paesaggio irlandese Malahide

This quick bread is made with baking powder. Ideal for soups and cheeses. Taste, colour and texture resemble the famous Soda Bread.

Difficulty: Easy
Makes 1 round loaf of 850g (1lb 14oz)
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
Calories: total 2292 kcal, per slice (50g/2oz) 135 kcal

150g (5 oz) plain flour
350g (12 oz) wholemeal flour
1 egg
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp salt
60g (2½ oz) oat flakes
Approximately 300ml (10fl oz) low-fat milk

1. Mix the two flours, oat flakes and baking powder (possible sifted) in a large bowl.
2. Beat the egg and mix it together with oil, salt and half of the milk, flour; stir into the flour mixture initially with a fork then by hands. Add the remaining milk little by little. Mix well, knead and shape a round dough.
3. Cut a cross in the top using a knife.
4. Put the dough on a non-stick baking tray and bake at 200C/400F/Gas6 for 10 minutes then lower the temperature to 190C/375F/Gas5 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. To maintain the bread soft, wrap it in a kitchen cloth.