Full of delicious warming spices and healthy carrots and sultanas this recipe for soda bread with yoghurt is perfect for a family teatime treat. The carrots add interesting orange flecks but don’t take away from the bready texture. Plus it’s really, really easy with no kneading or rising needed. You just stick everything in a bowl and you’re done. Well almost.
Occasionally my kids decide that they like carrots, make a big song and dance about it and then eat about half a piece of carrot each. Raw carrots – never. I’ve boiled them, steamed them, stir fried them, roasted them with honey, spiralised them, even made them into vegetable crisps. You name it, I’ve tried it. Actually, if you have any interesting carrot based recipes do let me know in the comments, I’d love to try them. Carrot cake always gets eaten however and this was the inspiration for this recipe. I was going to call it carrot cake soda bread but the inclusion of cake and bread in the title kept jarring. And so spiced carrot soda bread was born. Do try it, it’s lovely.
Can you make soda bread without buttermilk?
Many soda bread recipes call for buttermilk. This spiced carrot soda bread is made with yoghurt instead so if you’re looking for a soda bread recipe without buttermilk then give this one a try.
How to make spiced carrot soda bread with yoghurt
Spiced carrot soda bread with yoghurt
- 500 g plain flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 300 ml plain yoghurt
- 200 ml milk
- 3 medium carrots grated
- 100 g sultanas or raisins
- a handful of oats
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Lightly grease a baking tray or line with baking paper.
Put the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large bowl and whisk until combined.
Stir together the yoghurt and milk. Add to the flour mixture. Stir well then stir in the carrots and sultanas.
Scrape the mixture onto the baking tray shaping it as you wish. Sprinkle with oats. Bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Eat within a couple of days.
This recipe is adapted from the basic soda bread recipe in the River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook.