Stepping Into The Kitchen – Brown Soda Loaf

Welcome to the Footcare Clinic’s Cooking and Eating blog.

Of course, our diverse community offers many delicious cuisines and cooking-styles. One of the things we like to do with clients when they come to us at the Footcare Clinic, is ask them about their favourite foods, what restaurants they go to, what recipes from grandma do they know? It is truly marvellous that we can share our culture, our heritage and our history with one another through what we cook and eat.

Step into the Kitchen with us, and enjoy some of the recipes our clients and team members have shared – from them, to us, to you: with love.

Brown Soda Loaf

A client from Ireland shared this recipe with us.  Food definitely helps when you’re feeling a little home sick and are missing food from your home town.  He followed this recipe from this link and reported that it turned out really good.  Hope you enjoy it!

What you need:

350g/12 oz Odlums Coarse Wholemeal Flour (Irish Flour)
25g/1 oz Odlums Wheat Germ
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda, sieved
1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
300ml/½pt Milk
125g carton Natural or Hazelnut Yoghurt
1 tablespoon Treacle

How to:

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Grease a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
Put wholemeal flour, wheat germ, salt and sieved bread soda into a mixing bowl and mix well together.
Add the oil, milk, yoghurt and treacle, stir until well blended. Mixture will be quite wet.
Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for 45-60 minutes. Bread is baked when it has a hollow sound when tapped underneath.
Wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool. Bread cuts better if left until the next day.


Have you got a favourite recipe that you would like to share with us?  We’d love to be able to add that to our future Stepping Into The Kitchen blogs.  You can email your recipes to us directly or share it with us when you next visit The Footcare Clinic.

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