This is Irish bread, made without yeast and it is delicious.
Try this recipe if you like. Em and I made some last night and it is great.
250gm plain flour
15gm bicarbonate of soda
250gm wholemeal flour
150gm jumbo oat flakes (we used oatmeal)
2tbsp clear honey
2tbsp black treacle
500 ml buttermilk (we used semi skimmed with a good squeeze of lemon juice in it)
Preheat oven to 200C or gas mark 6. Line a baking sheet with cooking paper. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and then mix in the honey, treacle and buttermilk, working everything together lightly with your hands, until you have a loose, wet dough. (IT WAS VERY WET AND LOOSE AND HARD TO HANDLE, SO WE MIXED WITH A SPOON)
With floured hands shape the dough into a round and lift on to the lined baking sheet. With a knife mark a cross in the top.
Put into the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Transfer to a wire rack, drape a damp cloth over the top and leave to cool.