A friend posted this recipe she created on facebook recently. A bread recipe requiring ONLY 4 ingredients. Yes only 4. No yeast, no bread flour. I was amazed! I saw the photo of the end result and I thought ‘I have to try this!’. My brain went into overdrive thinking of all the possibilities for this recipe-savoury and sweet. A comforting accompaniment to a hearty soup or with berries and jam as a sweet breakfast toast.
The end result is similar to an Irish wheaten bread. Quite dense and substantial. It’s simple ingredients, simple flavours and super cheap to make.
I encourage you to try it warm and fresh straight from the oven with some vegan butter-believe me you’ll be dying to try it! It’s really great eaten as toast over the next few days also. If you’re worried you wont get through the loaf quickly enough, just pop it in the freezer as it freezes quite well too. I’ve also discovered it makes pretty good salad or soup croutons as well!
Kim Close who I credit with creating this recipe runs bread making and other interesting plant based cooking classes in Belfast in Northern Ireland. If you live in that part of the world, I highly recommend checking them out! http://www.kimclose.com/
Porridge BreadPrint This
- 1 500g tub of dairy-free yoghurt
- 2x yoghurt tub measures of porridge oats (yep just use your yoghurt tub as your measure!)
- 2 level teaspoons of bicarbonate soda.
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- A mixture of seeds to sprinkle on top (poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, etc)
1.Set your oven to 160°C.
2.Empty your whole 500g tub of yoghurt into a mixing bowl.
3.Use your empty yoghurt tub to measure out a tub of oats. You to do this twice. Empty the oats into your mixing bowl.
4. Add the bicarb and salt to the mixing bowl and combine ingredients thoroughly.
5. Line a loaf tin with non stick baking paper.
6. Pour your mixture into your loaf tin. It will be quite sticky so use your mixing spoon to flatten the mixture into your tin.
7. *Optional. Sprinkle the top with a mixture of seeds to your liking.
8. Put your loaf in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
There are no limitations to the variety of interesting flavoured breads you can create with this recipe. For a fruity bread try adding blueberries to your mix or sultanas and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The recipe above is literally the bare bones but add your own flare to create something unique and tasty. Let me know what creations you come up with!