Home made bread is great! This is a simple recipe, but with a few added ingredients, which make it extra delicious.

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground seaweed
  • 7g sachet fast-action yeast
  • 3 tbsp smoked rapeseed oil
  • 300ml water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 medium potato, cubed
  • 2 leeks, finely sliced
  • For the egg wash:
  • 1 egg
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of oats

Method

Pour the flour into a large bowl
Add the dried yeast, seaweed and salt, combine
Pour the oil and water all over the flour, and mix well
Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and knead
Once the dough is satin-smooth, place it in a lightly-oiled bowl and leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size
In the meantime, fry the leeks and potatoes in a little oil with a pinch of salt until soft and caramelised, keep to one side
When risen, spread the dough out on the work surface and scatter with the potatoes and leeks
Roll up and cut into 12 parts and gently mould the dough into small buns
Place the buns on a baking sheet to prove for a further hour until doubled in size (cover with a clean tea towel)
Heat oven to 200C, glaze bread with egg wash (beaten egg with a pinch of salt) and sprinkle with oats
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and sounding hollow when tapped underneath
Cool on a wire rack
This bread is amazing with Cullen Skink on Burns night