11th December 2017

Nettle Leaf Seed Soda Bread Recipe

3 mins to read
This nettle lead Soda Bread has a vibrant green colour and all of the mineral and nutrient benefits the common nettle provides us with – the bread itself is hearty and perfect with soup. It’s the perfect bread to make up when you’re in a rush, the dough doesn’t need to be left to rise, so this can be made within 1 hour, from start to finish.

Ingredients for one medium loaf

  • 350g plain flour
  • 50g nettle leaves, powdered
  • 1 tsp bladder wrack seaweed powdered, or salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 tbsp nettle cordial or 1tbsp white wine vinegar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C
  2. Place all your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix
  3. Add half of the milk and mix with your hand, whilst adding the rest of your milk
  4. Add in your nettle cordial
  5. Bring together quickly on a floured surface but don’t knead (it will seem more wet than a standard bread dough mix – this is normal)
  6. Place on parchment, in a baking tray, and score a deep X on the top (this helps it cook evenly) and leave in the oven for 30 minutes
  7. Eat straight away as it won’t keep over 2 days.

About James

James Wood is a professional wild food forager based in Cheshire. His ultimate passion is the amazing flavours to be found in the hedgerows all around and loves sharing this with you.

He is the author of “The Foragers’ Cookbook”, is a columnist for 3 major lifestyle and food magazines and has written for the majority of major print newspapers in the UK. He’s filmed with the BBC and ITV as well as independent documentary makers and regularly works with; the RHS, the Woodland Trust and The National Trust amongst others.

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