Sweet Bread, Breads

English Tea Cakes

English Tea Cakes are another tea rooms staple – my customers love my homemade ones. My recipe is based on several different traditional recipes including Yorkshire Tea Cakes and classic English Tea Cakes and contains no spice. I used to buy my tea cakes from my catering supplier but after […]


Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread

I regularly make a number of different types of soda bread but this is the first time I have made a Rye and Oatmeal Soda Bread. I made two types, one using a dark rye flour and one using light rye. The idea for this version came after someone posted […]

Soda Bread, Breads

White Soda Bread Recipe

I remember my grandmother baking White Soda Bread on her old fashioned solid fuel range. Going down to breakfast in the morning there would be the delicious smell of fresh soda bread. Baking soda bread is for me a comforting return to childhood memories. It is a very simple, easy, […]

Breads, Soda Bread

How to Make Buttermilk Soda Bread

Soda bread is a simple, delicious, yeast free bread. My Irish grandmother made her soda bread using traditional buttermilk ie: the liquid left when making butter. Last week I was asked which liquid I prefer to use in making scones. I usually use cultured buttermilk which I make myself. It […]