Honey & Oat Quick Bread
What you need:
- 200g/7oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour
- 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
- 50g/2oz Odlums Porridge Oats, plus extra for dusting
- 1 level teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
- 250g carton Yoghurt
- 1 Egg
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoons Honey
- 150ml/¼pt Milk
- Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Lightly grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin and sprinkle some oats inside the tin.
- Put the wholemeal flour, plain flour and oats into a large mixing bowl and mix well. Sieve in the bread soda and mix to combine.
- In a separate bowl beat together the yoghurt, egg, olive oil, honey and milk. Add to the dry ingredients and combine together gently until all dry ingredients are moistened.
- Transfer to the prepared tin and sprinkle the extras oats on top, then make a cut down the centre with a knife.
- Bake in a central position in the oven for 40-45 minutes until well risen and golden brown. Loaf is baked when tapping underneath produces a hollow sound.
- Turn onto a wire tray to cool. Delicious served warm with butter and a drizzle of honey.
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225g butter, softened
325g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt 175g dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 175’C.
Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper .
Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until very soft. Add in the sugar and beat to mix well. Continue to beat and add the eggs in one by one followed by the vanilla extract. Sift in the sifted flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix in until combined.
With wet hands, form the dough into balls the size of a golf ball (or use 2 soup spoons to scoop onto the tray) . Arrange on the tray , about 6 or 7 on each tray, leaving space for the cookies to spread.
If you’re using a fan oven, cook all three trays at once (at 150’ FAN ‘C). Cook for 9-11 minutes until they look slightly cracked on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from the tray and place on a wire rack to cool completely. PS- You can just bake a few and keep the cookie dough in the fridge rolled up into a salami shape in parchment paper, then slice to bake when you fancy. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪
100g baby/new season potatoes (or 2cm cubed Roosters)
½ fennel bulb, finely sliced
1 small courgette
50g cook lentils
30g pomegranate seeds
10 green beans, topped and tailed
10g sunflower seeds
For the dressing:
2tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp dill
1tsp chopped parsley
Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water until tender, drain and once cool enough to handle cut in half. Place into a mixing bowl. Cook the green beans in the potato water until tender and place into the bowl.
Take a vegetable peeler to make ribbons of courgette and place into the bowl.
Add the finely sliced fennel, cooked lentils and pomegranate seeds.
Make the dressing by simply mixing all the ingredients together and pour over the salad. Mix well and serve with a scattering of sunflower seeds.
- Prep in:20 mins
- Cook in:10 mins
|Energy (Kcal) 226||11%|
|Energy (KJ) 940||11%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Sugars 5g||5%|
What you need:
- 500g/1lb 2oz Odlums Wholemeal Rye Flour
- 500ml/ 17fl oz Warm Water
- 1 tbsp Black Treacle
- 1 x 7g sachet Instant Dried Yeast
- ½ tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with baking parchment.
- In a jug, add treacle to the warm water and stir.
- Place rye flour in a bowl, make a well in the centre, add the yeast and pour on half of the liquid, gently add the flour from the edges of the well and rest for 15 mins.
- Add the remaining liquid and salt, mix well with a spoon to combine the ingredients. The mix will be quite thick, add more water if necessary to achieve a soft sticky dough.
- Transfer to the prepared tin, smooth the top with the back of a spoon dipped in water. Leave it, covered with a damp tea towel or cling film for approximately 1 hour, or until the dough has risen to the top of the tin.
- Bake for about 35-45 minutes until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow, when tapped underneath.
- Turn out onto a wire tray to cool. Enjoy!