Nettle Leaf Soda Bread

This nettle leaf Soda Bread has a vibrant green colour and all of the mineral and nutrient benefits the common nettle provides us with – the bread itself is hearty and perfect with soup. It’s the perfect bread to make up when you’re in a rush, the dough doesn’t need to be left to rise so this can be made within 1hour from start to finish.

I actually love eating this bread with soups and specifically our nettle soup.

Ingredients for one medium loaf of Nettle Leaf Soda Bread:

  • 350g Plain Flour
  • 50g nettle leaves, powdered
  • 1 tsp bladder wrack seaweed powdered, or salt
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 240ml milk
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp. nettle cordial or 1tbsp. white wine vinegar

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  1. Pre-heat and oven to 200C
  2. Place all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix
  3. Add Half of the water and mix with your hand, whilst adding the rest of your water and oil
  4. Add in your nettle cordial
  5. Bring together quickly on a floured surface but don’t knead (it will seem more wet than a standard bread dough mix – this is normal)
  6. Place on parchment on a baking tray and score a deep X in the top (this helps it to cook evenly) and leave in the oven for 30-40 minutes until it sounds hollow from the bottom
  7. Eat straight away as it won’t keep over 2 days

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