With St Patrick's Day just around the corner, I'm reposting one of the most popular recipes on my blog - soda bread. It's a brilliantly easy bread to make, even if you have arthritis. There is no proving or kneading required so you can knock it up in under an hour. Try adding raisins and walnuts for a sweet loaf or cheese and herbs for a lovely savoury bread.
If you don't eat gluten, have a look at my wheat free version and simply swap the oats for GF flour.
1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pinch of salt
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk and stir until everything is just combined.Don't overmix - the mixture should be a bit damp.Shape into a rough round and score a cross on the top. Bake at 35-45 mins at 160c. Remove from oven and leave to cool on wire rack for 20 minutes before slicing.