450g / 1lb Wheatmeal (Odlums Traditional or Hearts Delight)
1 level teaspoon Shamrock Bread Soda
25g / 1oz Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon Honey or 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (optional)
300ml / 1/2pt Milk
1 Egg
1 Carton Yoghurt (Natural or any flavour preferred)
1 tablespoon Oil
Extra Sesame seeds for dusting


  1. Place wheatmeal in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sieve in soda. Add the sesame seeds and mix well.
  3. Beat together the honey, milk, egg, yogurt and oil. This can be done in a large jug!
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.
  5. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Transfer to a well greased 2lb loaf tin. Make a cut down the centre of loaf and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C, 325°F, Gas 3 for approx. 1 hour
  8. Bread will be baked if base sounds hollow when tapped.
  9. Cool on a wire tray. For a soft crust, wrap bread in a clean tea towel.