I have made a few pies and cakes in my time but for some reason not much bread. When we went to live in Spain and before discovering some of their artisan wholegrain breads, I did have a go with some Irish soda bread but it was a total disaster. We could have built a garden wall with the bricks that came out of the oven. The results ended up being given to the ducks.. but the small pieces were so heavy they sank to the bottom of the lake which provided exercise for the ducks and entertainment for us.Rescue was at hand when my husband’s brother came out for a visit armed with his secret recipe. I am proud to announce that following some modifications, I can now produce some variations including bread made with some oats and another with fruit and nuts. Thank you Frank.Here is the recipe and even those who are not avoiding yeast will find it delicious.