A Taste of Ards and North Down: Oat & Yoghurt Bread Recipe

Thursday 30th April 2020

We’re all in this together…so why not let your culinary side shine and enjoy some social-distance cooking together!

Recipe for porridge bread

Many of us are spending more time indoors than ever but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the delights of some scrumptious food from the comfort of your own home. 

With the help of our local food and drinks businesses, you don't need to be a master chef to cook up some delicious dishes. We've teamed up with some great local food producers to bring you recipes that let you enjoy a taste of Ards and North Down at home.

This week, Kim Close from the Kitchen Academy has provided a delicious recipe for some yummy oat and yoghurt bread using lots of locally sourced ingredients.

Kim Close: The Kitchen Academy

Many of you may recognise Kim. As a freelance cookery tutor, home economics teacher, chef, nutritionist, recipe development consultant, food writer, demonstrator and food event organiser, she has many strings to her bow and is a familiar face at events in Ards and North Down.
Having obtained a host of qualifications ranging from psychology through to teaching and nutritional therapy, she is very passionate about the connection between health, food and community, as well as education.
She especially enjoys having the opportunity to teach young people hands-on cookery skills and nutrition information. Community work is at the core of her workshops and Kim has delivered courses for the Cedar Foundation, Active Communities, The Education Authority, Colin Neighbourhood Partnership, Urban Villages and The Strategic Partnership Board.

Recipe: Oat & Yoghurt Bread

This week, Kim is sharing a delicious oat and yoghurt bread recipe that anyone can try making at home. It's easy for one person to make this on their own or, if you have children, they can get involved too!

What You Need:

- 450g Clandeboye Natural Yoghurt
- Bicarbonate of soda
- salt
- porridge oats (large rolled oats type)
- mixed seeds (optional)

- mixing bowl
- teaspoon
- 2lb loaf tin
- greaseproof paper (to line the tin)
- oven

If you need to buy some ingredients, check out our list of local suppliers that are offering delivery at ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/about-the-council/directory-of-services (**CREATE SHORT URL FOR THIS i.e. ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/servicedirectory)

Baking Instructions:

- Tip 450g Clandeboye Natural Yoghurt into a mixing bowl.

- Whisk two level teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda and one level teaspoon of salt into the yoghurt.

- Use the empty yoghurt tub to measure in 2x tubs of porridge oats (the large rolled oats type) into the same bowl.

- Mix thoroughly until all the oats are coated in the yoghurt (it should be a sludgy mixture - if it's a bit drier than that, add a couple of tablespoons milk or water) and put into a 2lb loaf tin lined with greaseproof paper.

- Top with mixed seeds (optional) and bake at around 180°C for 40mins (or until a dark golden brown).

- Take it out of the tin and allow to cool.

- Enjoy!


If you don't have some of the required ingredients to hand, don't panic! There are lots of local businesses that are delivering to homes across Ards and North Down. So if there's something you need, check out our list of local suppliers.

Stay safe, stay home, and support local business!