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Easy No Yeast Low Histamine Bread

  • Author: Tania Surrow Larsen - The Histamine Friendly Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Soda Bread

Description

Quick and Easy Soda bread with a great texture and no overpowering baking soda taste. from ingredients to bread in less than an hour. Tastes best the when it is still a little warm, great with salted butter or jam.


Ingredients

  • 500 g spelt flour (17.6 oz)
  • 100 ml thick yogurt (I used sheep yogurt / 0.42 cups)*
  • 300 ml milk of choice (I used goats milk / 1.27 cups)*
  • 1- 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)*
  • 1 egg for egg wash (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C (392 °F).
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl (spelt flour, salt and baking soda), set aside.
  3. Next, in a large measuring cup, first measure out the yogurt, then add the milk followed by the apple cider vinegar (optional), stir to combine the yogurt and the milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until the dough starts to come together. Get your hands in there a kneed it briefly until you get one ball of dough.
  5. Place the ball of dough onto a baking tray lined with grease proof parchment paper. Flatten it out with your hands until you get a thick disc (I wet my hands before I do this, it makes it easier and gives the finished bread a more smooth surface). Then wet a big sharp knife and cut a cross into the disc, it is important that you cut relatively deep into the dough, as this helps the dough rise in the oven. Make a cut that is about 2/3 deep, wet the knife between each cut. I like to make 4 cuts in total in my bread, making it look a bit like a wheel. Don’t worry too much about the bread being perfectly round.
  6. I gave mine a quick egg wash, to give it that golden finish. But is totally optional.
  7. Place the bread in the middle of the oven and bake for about 30 min.
  8. Once golden on top, and sounding hollow when you tap on the bottom of the bread, the bread is done. Remove from the oven, and let it cool down on a wire rack. The bread is best when it is still a bit warm to the touch and goes great with salted butter or jam.

Notes

  • If you haven’t found any store bought yogurt that you tolerate, try making your own using Histamine Friendly Probiotics.
  • I used a very thick yogurt, if the yogurt you use is on the thinner side, you might need to add less liquid.
  • It is also possible to replace the yogurt and milk with buttermilk. In that case though you need less liquid (300-350 ml). Plant based alternatives are of course also an option.
  • The apple cider vinegar is optional in this recipe. I find that it help the bread rise just that extra bit.
  • Note: You need to have one source of acid in the recipe, in order for the bread to rise properly. The bread rises due to a chemical reaction between the baking soda and the acid.