I've fallen behind. It was inevitable, but I didn't think I'd be behind on week three! My excuse being that I moved flat, started a new job (with normal, sociable 9-5 hours, woohoo!) and had a mini trip to the Isle of Wight. That doesn't make much time for baking. Therefore, a quick bread was just what I needed this week. I loved the sound of Prison Paul's Cranberry and Orange Soda Bread, so I hunted down the recipe and whipped this up one evening after work. A nice welcome to Autumn just around the corner.
The recipe can be found on BBC Food.
400g Plain Flour
2tsp baking power
50g caster sugar
50g unsalted butter
1 1/2 unwaxed oranges (zest)
1 large egg
1. Preheat the over to 200C/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with parchment.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Using your fingers, rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the cranberries and orange zest.
3. Mix the egg and buttermilk together and stir into the dry mix. Use your hands to bring the dough together, then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball.
4. Place the dough on the prepared baking tray and cut a cross into the top. Bake for 35mins until golden brown.