Use your loaf and give a gift

Like lots of people I’ve done my fair share of baking during lockdown.

Even a simple loaf of bread can be transformed into a great gift simply by wrapping it in parchment paper and tying it with twine.

I developed a recipe for a seriously yummy (excuse the modesty!) Irish soda bread using buttermilk and assorted ingredients including the more unusual chia seeds.  Best of all, the bread is not dry as are some that I’ve tasted.  Sadly it is very moreish!