• 250g whalemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teadpoon bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teadpoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teadpoon Honey
  • Optional Topping: 1 tablespoon sesame seeds or pinhead porridge 


  1. Prehead the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF).
  2. Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour. Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a sloft dough.
  4. Pour the dought into a lightly oiled loaf tin. Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes. To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked.
  6. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling. This will kepp the crust soft.