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Courgette, cheddar and thyme soda bread

This dense, hearty courgette, cheddar and thyme soda bread recipe is the perfect way to take advantage of the glossy green courgette. Serve with a hard cheese, gherkins and pickled onions
Courgette, cheddar and thyme soda breadTodd Eyre



1.Preheat the oven to 200°C
2.In a bowl or processor combine the flours, oats, salt, cheese, thyme and baking soda.
3.Add the courgette to the dry ingredients. Pulse or stir to mix, then pulse or stir in the buttermilk. When the dough is just mixed, turn onto a floured bench and, working quickly, shape into a round loaf.
4.Flatten the loaf slightly with your hand, transfer to a greased baking sheet and dust with flour. Cut a cross in the top and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until well risen, nicely coloured and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Make sure the oven has been pre-heated and you have everything ready as the dough will begin to rise as soon as the buttermilk and baking soda are combined. – PER SERVE Energy 191kcal, 800kj • Protein 8g Total Fat 4.6g • Saturated Fat 2.5g • Carbohydrate 27g • Fibre 3g • Sodium 515mg

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