Thursday, 10 March 2011

Nigel's Lazy Loaf

So, here it is my first blog post. No better way to start it off than with a great little recipe for a simple, quick and easy "lazy loaf", courtesy of Nigel Slater.  This bread is so easy to make, in fact it would be very hard to get it wrong! (no, not offering a prize to those that do manage to get it wrong... Mah!).  Very tasty fresh from the oven with some butter and cheddar cheese on it..... Yum, yum!   Go on, why not give it a go!?


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 8. Put a large casserole dish and its lid into the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flours, sea salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda together with your fingers. Pour in the buttermilk, bringing the mixture together as a soft dough. Working quickly (the bicarbonate of soda will start working immediately), shape the dough into a shallow round loaf about 4cm/1½in thick.
  3. Remove the hot casserole dish from the oven, dust the inside lightly with flour then lower in the dough. Cover with the lid and return to the oven.
  4. The bread should be ready after 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave in place for 5 minutes before turning out and leaving to cool slightly before eating. (Soda bread is best eaten warm.)



  1. my mum used to make this loaf in a baby milk tin(sma) over 50 yrs ago. have been looking for the rescipe for years as mum forgot how to make it and never wrote down her rescipes, just going to try it today, and add it to my rescipe collection.

  2. Margaret Funnell21 January 2013 at 15:31

    My son told me about the Lazy Loaf and how to get it from Google on my Computer,and I have been successful so as soon as I check if I have all the ingredients I shall make my first Lazy Loaf. Cross your fingers for me.