- 250g plain white flour, plus extra for dusting
- 250g seed & grain bread flour
- 100g porridge oat
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…
- 1 tsp dried thyme
This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…
- 25g butter
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 85g sundried tomato (from a jar), roughly chopped
- 475ml buttermilk
There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and dust a baking tray with flour. Mix the flours, oats, bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp salt and thyme in a bowl, then rub in the butter.
Add the tomatoes, pour in the buttermilk and mix quickly with the blade of a knife to make a wet dough. Tip onto a floured work surface, then cut evenly into 6 and, with floured hands, shape to make rounds. Handle the dough as little as possible – not just because it is sticky, but to make sure the texture stays light. Arrange, spaced apart, on the baking tray and mark a cross in the tops with a floured knife.
Bake for 20-25 mins until the bases of the baps are pale golden and sound hollow when tapped. Cover with a tea towel and leave to cool. To freeze, pack the cooled baps into a rigid container. Thaw at room temperature for 3 hrs.