Soda Bread

16 Jan

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The perfect crusty bread for a deliciously hearty soup, easy to make, no yeast so no proving time, just mix it up, pop it in the oven and enjoy a home-made loaf of yumminess!

What you need:
250g plain flour
250g wholemeal flour
1tsp salt
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp scream or tartar
1tsp caster sugar
25g unsalted butter
280ml buttermilk
160ml semi skimmed milk

What you do:
1) preheat the oven to 190 C
2) add all dry ingredients into a big bowl, add in the butter and rub with fingers until it reaches a crumbly texture.
3) create a well and add in the buttermilk and 100ml of the milk, knead the dough very lightly and shape into a ball, if the consistency is not shaping into a ball slowly add more milk.
4) place the dough on a lightly surfaced baking tray, and cut a 1inch deep cross on the top. Bake on the middle shelf for 25/30 minutes or until golden brown. Take it out the oven and wrap in a clean, wet tea towel to cool.
5) enjoy bread on the same day or toast the day after 🙂

How easy was that? No need for an expensive bread maker or to drive to the shops to grab a not so fresh loaf…there is nothing better then freshly baked bread, with a smidgen of butter. Yum!

Keep it delicious!

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