School holidays bring a whole new challenge to our home besides the usual “I’m bored”, in the form of eating and stocking the kitchen. Somehow, there is never enough food in the house, and as fast as I shop the food just still disappears. The recipe for this bread was inspired by a combination of a cold summers day and a frantic rush through the cupboards to create something that was filling whilst still being really tasty for my daughters. This is not the kind of bread that is used for a sandwich, but more of meal-in-one kind of bread, simply break it up and enjoy with a thick layer of delicious grass-fed butter.
Once you get the hang of making soda bread, it really is rather easy and can be such fun and rewarding really when you start to fiddle around with flavour combinations, I particularly like to mix different cheeses and herbs .
You will need a food processor with a grater attachement to make things easier, if not, then simply grate the onion and sweet potato and set aside
Remove the grated onion and sweet potato from the food processor and then insert the standard processor blade (trust me it is a bugger if you forget, as I did)
Add the rest of the ingredients including the sweet potato and onion back in the processor (this is the point when I discovered the blade, it’s not a whole load of fun trying to undo)
Blitz until well blended
Transfer the batter to a prepared loaf pan and top with a few sprigs of rosemary and sprinkle of grated cheese
Bake for between 45min – 1 hour, until the bread is toasty and crunchy on top and firm when pressed in the middle….your house will smell amazing whilst it is baking, enjoy xx
- 1 med sweet potato - peeled
- 1 med white onion
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup tapioca flour or arrowroot
- 1/3 cup flax meal
- 1 tsp bicarb soda or baking soda (same thing)
- 2 tsp psyllium husk
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp himalayan salt
- 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1 cup mature grated cheddar (save a little to sprinkle over the top)
- Preheat the oven to 170ºC
- Using the grated attachement on the food processor, grate the sweet potato and onion, then remove them from the bowl and change the attachement to standard blade.
- Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
- Transfer the batter into a prepared loaf tin.
- Bake for around 45min, but it may take slightly longer due to different oven temperatures, the middle of the loaf should be firm when pressed down.
- Remove and leave to cool properly