Bacon and Tomato Soda Bread

Perfect for when you want bread in a hurry, try this easy no –fuss recipe, with bacon and tomato for added flavour! 




4 slices bacon, chopped
4 spring onions, sliced
100g (4 oz) tomatoes, halved
450g (1 lb) plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp salt
250ml milk


1) Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4 

2) Fry the bacon, spring onions and tomatoes for 3-4 minutes and allow to cool.

3) Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl. Mix in the bacon mixture.  

4) Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk. Using your hands lightly knead to form a dough which should be soft but not sticky. 

5) Mould into a large round loaf & place on a lightly greased baking tray and make a cross in the top with a knife.

6) Bake for 30 minutes until golden and sounding hollow when tapped on the base.

7) Slice and serve with ham or cheese.