Fruity Soda Bread

  • 50g Whitworths Juice Locked Raisins
  • 50g Whitworths Chopped Sayer Dates, finely chopped
  • 50g Whitworths Sunshine Sultanas
  • 30g Whitworths Californian Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 100g rolled porridge oats
  • 25g unalted butter
  • 200g plain flour
  • 200g strong wholemeal flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp mixed spice
  • 450mls buttermilk
  • 2tsp demerara sugar

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Preheat your oven to 190ºC / 170ºC Fan / Gas Mark 5, then flour a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl rub together the oats and butter, until they resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Sieve the flours, bicarbonate of soda, salt and mixed spice and add to the mix.
  • Add the caster sugar, raisins, sultanas, chopped dates and chopped walnuts then pour in the buttermilk and stir with a knife to form a dough.
  • The dough will be quite wet so place it onto a floured surface then gently bring together into a ball with your hands.
  • Place onto your floured baking sheet, sprinkle with the demerara sugar then tap the sugar lightly into the top.
  • With a knife place a cross on the top then bake for 35-40 minutes until golden.
  • Cool slightly then place onto a wire rack to cool completely - great served either hot or cold simply with a bit of butter.
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  • 15 mins
  • 35-40 mins
  • Makes