I was feeling patriotic after watching 'The Gangs of New York' so I decided that this week I would make a traditional Irish soda bread! Only problem was I soon discovered you can't buy soda flour in Wales, but also found this recipe works well with strong wholegrain flour if you cannot obtain soda flour :)
- 500g Soda Bread Flour (or Wholegrain)
- 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 30g Caster Sugar
- 425ml Butter milk
- Butter to grease a baking pan
- Sift flour, bicarb and salt into a mixing bowl (re-add the bran from the flour that has been separated)
- Pour in the buttermilk and using a palette knife of silicon spatula and mix together, then use your hands to bind mixture evenly - add more buttermilk if needed.
- Grease a baking pan.
- Roll dough into a ball, then throw onto baking pan to form a dome shape, then sprinkle with some rolled oats.
- Bake at 190C for 30 mins, then reduce heat to 150C and bake for a further 30 mins until slightly risen, slightly browned with a firm crust.
- Remove from the oven and wrap in a cloth to cool.
Next week I will show you how to make a traditional leek and potato soup that goes really well with this bread!
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