- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 8
This is a great and quick bread that rises without yeast, not requiring kneading. It is great for chowder and is native to Australia.
- 450g self-raising flour
- 1tsp salt
- 80g butter
- 200ml water
- STEP 1Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with grease proof/ non-stick paper.
- STEP 2Rub the the butter cubes, flour and salt together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. To get the large pieces of butter up to the surface, shake the bowl.
- STEP 3Gradually add the water until the mixture resembles a soft dough. If it is too stiff after the 200ml add a little more.
- STEP 4Knead for a minute or two (just gently) until all the dough is fully combined and the salt is evenly dispersed.
- STEP 5Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a large, thick disk, roughly 16-18cm wide, but it varies. Make 8 deep slashes across the top in a compass shape. Bake for 30 minutes. After it has turned crusty, turn the oven off and leave until ready to eat.