Was sitting on the sofa on Saturday, thinking back to some of my old staple recipes and I remembered that I regularly made Soda Bread.
An old Irish rustic standard, and exceptionally easy to make. I wonder why I stopped making it…..
- 170 gm Strong White Flour
- 170 gm Strong Wholemeal Flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 290 ml Buttermilk
- Preheat your oven to 200C (400F/Gas Mark 6).
- Mix the flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the buttermilk and combine to make a dough.
- Pop the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently kneed for a few minutes, then make a round shape.
- Carefully lift the dough and put on to a lightly floured oven sheet. Cut the recognisable cross onto the top and put in the oven.
- After 30 mins, when the beard is golden, test to check if it’s cooked by tapping the base. It should sound hollow.
- Cool on a wire rack.
Once it’s cool cut into thick slices, add butter or spread and dunk into a good home-made soup or top with your favourite preserve…