This quick bake produces yeast free fresh rolls which great to serve when feeding a crowd. These soda bread rolls can be made in a few minutes and baked in 20 minutes.
You will need:
A little olive oil, for greasing
500g self raising flour
1 tablespoon semolina
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 rounded teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
Pinch of dried crushed chili seeds
Pinch of dried basil
250 ml Buttermilk
a glass of cold water
some sesame seeds to sprinkle on top OR brush with some olive oil when they come out of the oven and sprinkle some finely chopped mixed fresh herbs
I used a 23 cm springforn cake tin OR standard rectangular baking tray of 12 cm x 8 cm
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Brush the cake tin with the olive oil.
Sieve the flour. Mix the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large mixing bowl. Add the crumbled feta cheese, chili flakes and dried basil.
Pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture and gently fold it in. Do not rub in. Add water as necessary until it forms a dough. Mix with a large metal spoon or claw your fingers and use your hands to bring the mixture together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Place the semolina in your hands to prevent a lot of stickiness. Shape even balls and fill up the cake tin. Brush the surface with olive oil and scatter the sesame seeds on top.
Bake for 15 minutes, check them out and lower the temperature and carry on cooking for a bit longer if necessary.
Serve with soup or use with a selection of dips.
I use Buttermilk by Schardinger and Fior the Vita Feta Cheese both available at Quality Foods Marketing