If, like me, you’re a bit rubbish at making yeasted bread (I blame our superb local bakehouses – Forge, Perfectionery and Tower of Bagel – for setting the bar way too high), why not do a homemade soda bread? Well, this one is a marriage of Irish soda bread and Italian focaccia. With potatoes from the veg box. Yum. Recipe by Rachel Allen. I reckon a beetroot version would be delicious too.
Can’t find buttermilk easily, or you’re vegan? I’ve had success with soda bread using soya milk mixed with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.