Adapted from a soda bread recipe, this gorgeous homemade garlic and herb bread takes less than 5 minutes to get to the oven – no heavy mixing, no kneading, no rise time needed! It’s completely vegan too.
I used a 50/50 mix of white and wholemeal flour but you can vary these ratios as much as you like or go for 100% plain or 100% wholemeal.
This is so easy and quick to throw together, and it’s a perfect side dish with pasta. It’s best eaten warm, straight from the oven, spread with a little plain or garlic butter / spread. Or, my favourite, dipped into olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
It is adapted from this soda bread recipe, from awesome blogger A Girl Called Jack, with a few add ins and the regular milk swapped for almond milk to make it vegan.
You can use any fresh or dried herbs you like, I used fresh basil and parsley here, but mixed dried Italian herbs work really well too.
5 Minute Garlic and Herb Bread
- 200g self raising flour (white, wholewheat or a mix of both – I used 100g of each here)
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 200ml almond milk
- Juice of half a lemon
- Pinch of salt
- Good pinch of very finely chopped fresh or dried herbs
- 1-2 garlic cloves (depending on how garlicky you like it!)
- Preheat the oven to 180*C. Add the lemon juice to the milk and leave to one side for a few minutes to curdle / split.
- Meanwhile, mix the flour, bicarb, salt, crushed garlic and herbs in a bowl.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the milk.
- Stir until it forms a sticky dough. It should be more of a batter than a dough, so don’t panic if you were expecting ‘knead-able’ bread dough as it isn’t like that!
- Pour into a standard size loaf tin and cook for around 30-35 minutes, until cooked and lightly golden on top.