Saturday, May 18, 2013

Le Pain? Mais oui!

Bonjour à tous!
Comment allez-vous?
I hope everything is good at your end!

It's been pouring of rain for few days... grrr... and the worst is that it kept going non-stop!
It's clearly colder and damper this year accordingly to last year.

But anyway, the most important part is good mood, good company and that the smells twirling around at home :)

Today I have baked a bread - Farmhouse Soda bread.

What could be better than home baked bread by yourself? It's a treat for your and all your family's palate! Might be a good idea to bake for your dinner party?! What would you say? Of course in this case you would need much more than one loaf of bread :)

Photography: +Ieva Zumienė 

Ingredients you should have on the table for this delicious and very quickly made bread:

450 g of flour (better specially for bread but not necessarily)
1 teaspoon of bicarbonated soda
1 teaspoon of salt
around 350-370 ml of buttermilk (if don't have it, use ordinary milk, that's not a problem at all)
I also include a bit of seeds. Depends what I have in my pantry. Sometimes I add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds or poppyseeds or whatever you have. Or a mix of all those above :) 
It's tastier with extras :)

Mix everything together starting with dry elements and at the end including buttermilk or milk. 
I find easier to mix dough not by hand but with table knife. Don't need to knead! Make a shape whatever you wish. The most I like - round, nearly cut to the bottom in quaters as you may see in the picture.

Photography: +Ieva Zumienė
Preheat oven 220 C/ 425 F/ gas mark 7.
Bake for around 35 minutes.

Useful hint:   
Dust with flour the top of bread (as well as the baking tray)! :)

More inspiring bread pictures and recipes.

Bon Appétit! 
Magical weekend for you all!



  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you I love the bread recipes, and that bread looks delicious.

    Marina from Jerez (Spain)

    1. You are very welcome Marina! :)
      Drop me a line a little later how did you like this bread recipe?
      Did it turn out good? :)
      Happy Sunday!