Sunday, 6 July 2008

Irish soda bread,

This one is a special request. It is a real comfort food.

White Soda Bread

4 cups all purpose white flour
1 level teaspoon salt
1 level teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups of buttermilk

Pre heat oven to 475 f or 250 c
Sift dairy ingredients.
Make a well in the centre.
Pour in all the milk.
Dough should be softish not to wet
Put on floured surface
Pat the dough in a circle about 1 and half inches thick
Cut deep cross on the loaf
Bake for 15 min then turn down
To 400f 200c
For 30 min until cooked
Tap the bottom it will sound hollow
Cool on wire rack

Brown Soda Bread

5 cups of Brown whole wheat flour
5 cups of all purpose flour
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda
3 cups of butter milk

Preheat oven to 450f 230c
Mix all dry ingredients together in a wide bowl
Make a well
Poor in buttermilk
Mix Dough should be soft not wet
Put on well floured board
Roll to a 2 inch thickness
Shake a little flour on baking sheet

Cut loaf with deep Cross

Bake for 15-20
Reduce heat to 400f or 200c

For 20-25 mins
Tap the bottom of the loaf it should sound hollow
Cool on wire rack


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