Knead to know basics

There’s nothing more wholesome than freshly made bread still warm from the oven. However, with the world being in lockdown and access to yeast being non-existent finding an alternative was a necessity. This recipe is absolutely delicious and makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside and only uses pantry basics that most will have access to. I added mixed seeds as it’s recommended for my dad’s dietary requirements and turmeric as I’m always trying to put it in as much food as possible to help with my mother’s arthritis but I have to admit I love the colour it gave the dough and definitely added some warmth to the taste. This simple recipe takes 15 minutes to prep and 40 minutes to bake resulting in a very quick and painless bread making experience!


  • 4 ½ Cups plain flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ Cups semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice – fresh or in a bottle
  • 2 Teaspoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons mixed seeds (pumpkin, chia etc)
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric


  1. Preheat oven to Fan 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Pour milk into a jug and add lemon juice
  3. Stir and leave milk to sit for a few minutes
  4. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, seeds and turmeric
  5. Add honey to milk mixture and stir
  6. Pour milk mixture into dry ingredients
  7. Gently stir using a knife
  8. Once it resembles a dough pour it onto a floured surface and roll into a ball
  9. Place ball on baking tray and make a cross with a knife on top
  10. Place in the oven and cook for 40 minutes
  11. Cut open and enjoy a slice with some butter on top!

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