You will need a 13cm unglazed terracotta pot and you have to temper it. It takes awhile but it only needs to be done once.
To temper Pot.
Give the pot a good wash in hot soapy water or put it in the dishwasher. Leave to dry overnight.
Brush the pot with tasteless vegetable oil all around the inside, especially around the lip.The pot is very absorbent so you will have to do this a couple of times until the oil stops being absorbed.
Put the pot on a foil- lined baking tray and place in a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 200C, fan 180C, gas 6 and let the pot heat with the oven. When the oven reaches the temperature turn it off and leave the pot there to cool down.
Your pot is now ready for use
To make the Bread.
Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C or gas 6
Oil the flower pot. I found it helped to put a strip of baking parchment into the pot as it helped cover the hole at the bottom.
450g plain white flour.
1 tsp cagter sugar.
pinch of salt.
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
If you haven't got buttermilk add 1 tbsp of lemon juice to ordinary milk and leave it aside for 10 minutes.
Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl. and mix together.
Make a well in the centre and add most of the buttermilk, add more until you end up with a soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
Put into the flower pot it.
You can add a egg wash if you want to and sprinkel on seeds of your choice.
Place the flower pot on a baking sheet that has been lined with baking parchment and bake in the oven for
40-45 minutes or until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
Lovely with soup or a stew.
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