Makes: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15mins
Cooking Time: 45mins
450g coarse wholemeal flour
175g plain white flour
1 heaped teaspoon bread soda
1 teaspoon salt
450ml buttermilk (approx.)
Preheat over to 400 °F / 200 °C.
Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Slowly stir in buttermilk until a fairly soft dough is made (You do not have to use all the buttermilk).
Turn on to a work surface dusted with wholemeal flour and knead lightly until smooth underneath.
Form into a circle, about 4cm thick and put onto a baking sheet. Mark a deep cross in the top with a floured knife.
Bake for about 45 minutes, until bread is browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Cool on a wire rack, wrapped in a clean tea towel to keep the crust soft.