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Wheaten Bread


  • 350g wholemeal flour
  • 100g strong white flour
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda (not baking powder)
  • 1-2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Oats to sprinkle on top


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Sift flours, salt, honey, bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
  3. Add buttermilk and mix into a dough (you need to use your hands, don’t over knead or it will produce a tough loaf, you just want to mix the ingredients together).
  4. Form into a ball.
  5. Place onto a greased baking tray.
  6. Sprinkle with Oats
  7. Cut half way through the loaf with a sharp knife then again the other way to form a cross. This splits the bread into crusty sections.
  8. Cook for 30 mins, if you don’t like your bread very crusty cover with foil for the last 5 minutes or so. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Let it cool on a wire rack for 10-15 mins.