Should you be like me, an okay cook but a terrible baker, you will find this Delia Smith bread recipe so easy, you really cannot go wrong with it. I got all the ingredients in Lidl, apart from the pinhead oatmeal.


275g wholemeal flour

75g plain flour

50g pinhead oatmeal

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1.5 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 egg

284ml buttermilk

Porridge oats to sprinkle on top

Preheat fan oven to 180 degrees. Grease a baking tray.


Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together and then mix it in to the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon. I find the mixture too wet to handle with my hands so I just mix it in the bowl, form it in to a round, and ease on to the baking tray.  Make an X indentation in the top, and sprinkle with a few porridge oats.



Bake in the oven for 40 – 50 mins. You will know its done when a tap on its bottom gives a hollow sound. Turn it out on to a wire rack to cool . Its gorgeous eaten fresh from the oven but even better the next day! And in this house real butter is mandatory.


Hope you enjoy and Happy Easter! xxx

One Comment

  1. Linda Madigan

    I’m going to use this recipe! Looks delicious! ❤️

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