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Poppy Seed Soda Bread


  • 175g wholemeal flour
  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 75g poppy seeds
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 300ml buttermilk

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C/Gas Mark 6.

Step 2

Combine the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and seeds into a large (Mason Cash size 12) mixing bowl, stirring thoroughly.

Step 3

Add the buttermilk and mix together to form a soft dough.

Step 4

Knead for around 1 minute on a floured surface and form the dough into a ball.

Step 5

Press the dough ball down slightly before placing onto a floured Mason Cash terracotta baking stone.

Step 6

Either put straight into the oven or cut a cross on the top of the dough (for a neater looking loaf) and bake for around 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped underneath.

Step 7

Allow it to cool on a cooling rack before serving.