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Thyme and Carraway Soda Bread

This recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission of The North East of Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership.

In the Partnership's quest to promote haddock throughout the United Kingdom, they contacted Grampian and celebrity chefs for their assistance. This recipe was contributed by George McIvor of Baxters.

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275g plain flour
75g corn flour
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
295ml full fat milk
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 heaped teaspoon thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Caraway seeds


  • Sieve together dry ingredients then stir in thyme.
  • Add lemon juice to milk then add milk to dry ingredients and mix to a dough, shape and place on baking sheet.
  • Brush lightly with water and sprinkle on caraway seeds.
  • Bake at 185°C, Gas 4, for 15–20 minutes.
  • When bread is cooked it should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Makes 1

George McIvor
for The North East of Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership