108.Wheat soda bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

To make one large loaf

¾pint / 425 ml warm water

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

8 oz / 250 g white flour

8 oz / 250 g wholemeal flour

1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, olive oil and salt in a bowl, make a well in the centre and add the water.

  • Mix to a soft dough - add more water if required.

  • Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic - about 10 minutes by hand or 2 minutes in a food mixer.

  • Shape into a round loaf on a floured board and then place on a baking tray

  • Bake at Gas Mark 6, 400°F, 200°C for 25- 35 minutes. Turn out and cool on wire rack.


  • Sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds over the top before baking.

  • Stand a bowl of water in the oven to give the steamy atmosphere needed for a good crust.

  • You can use all wholemeal flour but this will produce a heavier loaf.