Scrumptious Soda Bread



Often had the aim but not the time to make your own bread for the family? Try this recipe taken from mother and

chef, Ursula Ferrigno’s bread book. The bread is super-easy for kids to make, quick, healthy and of course yummy. 

A great match with some nice warm soup.


What You Will Need:

225g (8oz) Plain flour

225g (8oz) Wholemeal flour

1tsp fine sea salt

2tsp bicarbonate of soda

2tsp cream of tartar

45g (1,5oz) unsalted butter, softened and diced.

1tsp caster sugar

350-375ml (12-13fl oz) buttermilk


What To Do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5 and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. Sift the flours, salt bicarbonate of soda, and cream of tartar into a large bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Mix in enough of the buttermilk to make a soft dough. Do not overwork the dough – it makes the bread heavy.
  5. Shape the dough into a round and place it on the baking sheet.
  6. Using the handle of a wooden spoon dipped in flour, make a deep cross in the dough.
  7. Dust the bread lightly with wholemeal flour and bake it in the middle of the oven for 30-40 minutes until it has risen and the base sounds hollow when tapped with your fingertips.
  8. Cool it on a wire rack.

Stack Away with Djeco

Based in Paris, Toy, Game and Puzzle company, Djeco, has been designing wonderful children’s products.


All of the products are made of non-toxic materials and they carry a wide range of products from home

decor to games and puzzles, but just to start you out on the range, here are some of our favourite stackable

toys off their line.


Djeco Ludanimo – Three Games in One £24.95 

 As your child grows, so does the game. Initally being a stacking set and later becoming a dice game!



Topanimo by Djeco, £16.95

 Block staking game that also serves as a home to small colourful rubber animals.



Cachempil mother hen by Djeco, £12.95

Made up of a series of colourful wooden disks on a natural wooden base where Mother Hen hides her egg!



Four Jungle Cubes by Djeco, £4.75

Kids can stack the cubes in the correct order to make different jungle animals, or mix them up to make  a new animal.




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