Cooking in the Time of Corona: 9 Recipes for Homemade Bread, Flatbreads and Pizza

Like many of you, I am craving new and different things to eat during this time of self-isolation and social distancing. I have compiled lists of recipes for you from my 13 year recipe archive on Eat Like a Girl, and will be sharing them with you over the coming days. Starting with 9 homemade bread, flatbread and pizza recipes.

Some are quick and speedy, all are easy to follow, as always! Enjoy. 

Don’t miss my pasta cooking and recipe guide also. Fresh pasta is easy and requires only a rolling pin; Cooking in the Time of Corona: Easy Recipes for Handmade Pasta and Dried Pasta

Homemade Bread, Flatbread and Pizza

Irish Breads

Homemade Soda Farls

I love these speedy soda farls, perfect for breakfast, they take minutes to prepare and are gorgeous. No buttermilk? Add yogurt or lemon to regular milk or dairy-free milk, the key is the acid, which activates the bicarbonate and raises the bread. I do recommend stocking up on buttermilk anyway as it has a longer shelf life than milk and is perfect for baking and pancakes.

Hunting Down the Waterford Blaa in Newfoundland – and my recipe

Blaas are a gorgeous fluffy bread roll native to my home county. I have written about them many times and the recipe is in my cookbook. I traced the bread to Newfoundland and I love this story which shares that. Scroll to the end if you just want the recipe. It is popular and very easy to recreate.

Smoked Salmon with Irish Brown Soda Bread & Pickled Cucumber

Soda bread is a perfect bread for beginners. It is not only delicious, it is super easy and fast. The trick is light hands and little work, just bring it together, don’t knead it, and it will be perfect and it will have a delicate light crumb. One of my brown soda bread recipes is included here, with oatmeal. I love the quick-pickled cucumber too.

Seaweed Cornmeal Soda Farls, a Speedy Irish Breakfast Bread

A twist on the classic Irish soda farl with one of my favourite ingredients, seaweed.

Flatbreads & Pizza 

Brunch Sausage Flatbread with Dairy Free Hollandaise

Make up a batch of these and freeze them before baking if you make more than you need. Make the hollandaise just before serving and if you prefer a classic butter-rich hollandaise, I have a recipe for that too here: Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise.

Breakfast Bacon & Egg Pizza

Easy peasy and pure joy. You can change the toppings of course and the dough is vegan, so you can do vegan versions if that is required.

Smoky Aubergine, Red Pepper & Chicken Skin Flatbread

Yes, yes, yes, and save all your chicken skin for things like this.

Roman Style Potato Pizza, with Guanciale

Potato pizza is a completely joyful thing. No guanciale? Substitute bacon for guanciale, equally fabulous.

Snacking Bread (Yes!)

Gnocco Fritto: A Crispy Bread Pillow for your Charcuterie

I first had these in Canada, and then with almost every meal in Parma. An absolute delight and a game-changer for your charcuterie.



Written by Niamh
Cooking and travelling, and sharing it all with you.