Time for some yummy baking. These mini soda bread buns are great for breakfast or brunch, especially if you’re getting a group together. I like making soda bread because without yeast you don’t need to wait around for the dough to prove, however, the baking soda ensures these buns are still light, fluffy and delicious.
What you need: (serves 4-6)
- 170g plain white flour
- 170g wholemeal bread flour
- 70g oats
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 17g butter
- 55g sundried tomatos (roughly chopped)
- 20-30g grated cheddar cheese
- 320ml buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Mix the flours, oats, baking soda, salt and thyme in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips till the mix resembles dried breadcrumbs.
- Add the tomatoes and cheddar.
- Pour in the buttermilk and mix quickly using a knife.
- Once combined, tip onto a floured surface and using a floured knife, cut into 4-6 pieces. Shape into rounds using floured hands.
- Arrange spaced apart on a floured baking sheet, on an oven tray. Mark a cross in the tops with a floured knife.
- Bake for 20-25 mins until the buns are a light brown.
These are great for picnics, loaded up with butter or cream cheese; sometimes it’s the basics that can be so heart warming.