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
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