Try baking your own oat and yoghurt bread at 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.

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

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.

Receipe: Oat and Yoghurt Bread

5 minutes of prep time and 40 minutes in the oven at 180c/350f

You will need:
• 450g of Clandeboye natural yoghurt
• Bicarbonate of soda
• Salt
• One bag (standard size) of rolled porridge oats
• Baking paper
• One 2lb size load tin
• Mixed edible seeds

• Tip 450g Clandeboye natural yoghurt into a mixing bowl
• Whisk in 2 level teaspoons bicarbonate of soda and 1 level teaspoon of salt into the yoghurt
• Use the empty tub to measure in 2 x 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 tbsp milk or water) and put into a lined 2lb loaf tin
• Top with mixed seeds (optional) and bake at around 180 C for 40 mins (or until a dark golden brown).
• Take out of the tin and allow to cool.

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.

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