Rosemary and Beer Soda bread

Makes 1 loaf

Something delicious to eat with your summer soups and salads


225g wholemeal flour
225g plain flour
1½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons of bicarb of soda
45g butter
2 teaspoons of finely chopped rosemary
100 mls milk
225 mls beer


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees; lightly flour a baking sheet
  2. Thoroughly combine the dry ingredients ensuring no lumps of bicarb remain.
  3. Rub in the butter
  4. Add the liquids and the rosemary to make a soft dough. Note the quantities of liquid will be subject to change depending on your flours.
  5. Shape the dough into a round and place it on the baking sheet, cut a deep cross in the top and bake for 40 mins until risen and brown.
  6. Cool slightly and serve

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