Need a healthy bread roll in a hurry? Try these wholemeal carrot soda bread rolls. They take just ten minutes to prepare and bake in half an hour. Delicious with soup.
Have you made soda bread before? It's a brilliant recipe to have up your sleeve for those moments when you need something for lunch in a hurry.
What is soda bread?
There's nothing quite like homemade bread but normal bread takes time to make.
Yeast bread is delicious but it takes its time to rise. If you're in a hurry there simply isn't time to make your own bread.
Soda bread on the other hand can be mixed together in minutes and is quick to bake.
Many soda bread recipes use buttermilk but I prefer to use yoghurt instead as it's easier to find. I make my soda bread vegan by using plain soya yoghurt and oat milk to make it.
How does soda bread rise?
Rather than yeast, soda bread contains bicarbonate of soda (called baking soda in the United States) as a raising agent, which makes it much quicker.
All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and pop it in the oven - no time waiting for it to rise at all. This makes them a good bread recipe for kids to make. See more easy recipes for kids to cook.
What kind of flour do you need to use?
The other advantage of soda bread is that it can be made with standard plain flour - you don't need to hunt out bread flour.
I've made these rolls with plain white flour, wholemeal flour and buckwheat flour. They were all good but I've opted for wholemeal in this recipe.
I was the only member of our family who liked the buckwheat ones! It has rather a distinctive taste.
What to serve with soda bread rolls
These wholemeal carrot soda bread rolls go really well with a warming winter soup like this root vegetable soup or this spicy butternut squash and sweet potato soup (on my vegan food blog Cook Veggielicious).
They're also lovely warm with butter or cream cheese straight from the oven. If you're giving them to children make sure they have time to cool.
Soda bread rolls can also be used as a sandwich with fillings. However, it is best to eat soda bread on the day it's made as it dries out quickly.
Other soda bread recipes
- Chocolate chip soda bread with hazelnuts and cranberries
- Spiced carrot soda bread
- Rosemary and garlic soda bread rolls
- Easy vegan soda bread
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How to make wholemeal carrot soda bread rolls
Wholemeal carrot soda bread rolls
- 500 g wholemeal flour
- 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
- Pinch salt optional
- 300 ml plain unsweetened yoghurt
- 200 ml milk
- 2 medium carrots grated
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Cover a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
- Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Stir through the grated carrots.
- In a jug or separate mixing bowl beat together the yoghurt and milk.
- Stir the yoghurt mixture through the flour until combined.
- Use your hands to make eight small rolls and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake in the oven or 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve warm or allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.