I fancied making salad with fresh chunky bread tonight but it was, as usual, after 8 when I started cooking so I didn't have time to make normal bread if we were going to eat before midnight. Fortunately, soda bread only takes 5 minutes to throw together and 40 minutes to cook. Looking around the kitchen, I noticed a butternut squash which, cunningly, also takes only moments to prepare and 40 minutes to roast. With those two things in the oven, I set about chopping up some other delicious things which were to hand ...
I had to take a picture of the salad in progress because it looked so pretty.
Delectable Butternut Squash salad
1 grated carrot
Small bunch of coriander
1/2 finely chopped fresh red chilli
1 spring onion
1 gem lettuce
1/2 butternut squash, roasted in a little oil in bitesize chunks (leave skin on and it will be sweet and chewy. You won't regret it!)
A slurp of sesame oil
A good splash of lime juice
A generous sprinkling of coarse sea salt.
No messing about scrummy yummy soda bread
1 1/4 cups soya milk
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sunflower oil
3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking owder
1/2 tsp salt
Heat oven to 200c. Mix the wet ingredients in a measuring jug and set aside while you mix the dry ones. Add wet to dry, turn dough into a loaf tin (I use silicon so I don't even need to grease it). Bake for 40 minutes.