BREAD TO REPRESENT THE SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Six Nations Championship is an annual competition between Wales, France, Ireland, English, Scotland and Italy. It spans over 5 weeks so there are plenty of opportunities to make some snacks for the games. We have put together some recipes inspired by each country for you to try and enjoy at home. Let us know if you give any of them a go!
Baguettes (also sometimes known as French sticks) are long, narrow and have a crisp crust. Baguettes are also very versatile and you can make sandwiches, garlic bread, croutons and more.
To make homemade cheesy garlic bread, make some slits in the baguette after it is baked, making sure not to completely go through the baguette. Melt some butter and mix with crushed garlic and parsley, spread this mixture over the baguette and down into the slits you made. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 10 minutes. You have made delicious cheesy garlic bread!
Brioche is a soft, buttery bread which can be sweet or savoury. We are aware we have used a Christmas photo, however, this pull-apart style would be perfect in any shape. You could pair this with a cheese fondue, a garlic and butter dip or for a sweet twist, you could make a chocolate dipping sauce.
Irish Soda Bread
Soda bread uses sodium bicarbonate as its leavening agent and is well-known for being a quick bread to rustle up. You could include a variety of fillings, such as cheese, meats, onion or herbs and the best part is, you could have this bread ready in half an hour.
Traditional Irish Scones
Scones are popular in other countries as well as Ireland but nevertheless, they are a delicious treat. Scones often have quite a fluffy texture and are slightly sweet, but you can also get savoury scones and flavour them with ingredients such as cheese and onion. We have topped ours with cream and strawberry jam for a sweet afternoon treat.
English Breakfast Muffins
English breakfast muffins are small, round and flat and are traditionally toasted and buttered. Despite the name, these are delicious all day long! You could top with tomato puree, cheese and pepperoni and grill to create delicious mini pizzas. You could also go for a sweet route and top with honey and berries!
Shortbread are biscuits which are quite crumbly in texture and often dusted with caster sugar. Shortbread are quick and easy to make as well as being delicious. For an added extra, you could drizzle them with the chocolate of your choice or add dried cranberries to the mixture.
Scottish Clootie dumpling
Clootie Dumplings are a traditional Scottish pudding. It is steamed and contains a mixture of dried fruits and spices. It gets its name from the piece of cloth which it is cooked in. It is often served warm with custard or cream. You could add flavourings such as Drambuie (recipe above) to add a twist to the custard.
Breadsticks are a common snack and are long, thin bits of dough which have a crispy texture. Breadsticks are a great snack to have on hand as they go really well with dips, such as humous or cheese and chive. You can also make plain breadsticks or add ingredients such as cheese, sesame seeds or salt.
Jamie Oliver’s three flavour focaccia (balsamic onion, tomato & basil and three cheese & rosemary)
Focaccia is a flat bread with a soft, spongy texture. It can be eaten on it’s own or as a sandwich. You can add lots of tasty fillings and toppings to focaccia in order to add flavour into the dough. These can include; sun-dried tomatoes, onion, rosemary or cheese.
Let us know if you have made any of these before or if you make any in the future and make sure to send us a picture on social media!
If you haven’t seen our previous webpages, ranging from breakfast ideas to an A-Z of bread to try in 2019, check them out below.