Waitrose - Bake Off Ready!

With Bake Off now in full swing we thought we'd share our favourite Waitrose bread recipe! 

There's no timers or showstoppers but there is fun and some delicious food as a result!

Carrot and Walnut Soda Bread

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Serves: 8-10



  • 250g wholemeal flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 25g unsalted butter, diced
  • 75g walnuts, chopped
  • 150g carrots, grated
  • 500ml buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6 and dust a baking sheet with flour.
  2. Mix together the flours, oats, salt and bicarbonate of soda, then rub in the butter.
  3. Stir in the walnuts and carrots, then add the buttermilk and mix briefly with a cutlery knife to make a soft dough.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into a 20cm round.
  5. Transfer to the baking sheet, sprinkle over a little more flour and score a deep cross into the surface.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden and cooked through.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack, cover with a tea towel and leave to cool. Serve just warm or toasted the next day.

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