Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Irish Soda Bread

The holidays are over, it’s time to go back to reality and for some people (me included), time for new beginnings and new goals to achieve. So, good luck to everyone to whatever your goals are.
Today it was the official beginning of the working week, so, we started our week with a warm and cosy salmon soup and I also, made a quick and easy Irish soda bread to go along with the soup. It is a very nice solution to have bread in no time. I only had white flour, so, I made a white soda bread. Here is the recipe:

Recipe adapted from here

350 g flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon salt
300 ml buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 200 o C/ 400 o F. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, the salt and the soda. Make a well in the middle and add the buttermilk, mixing quickly with a fork, until you form a soft dough (it should not be sticky or too stiff).

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead until it comes together and form into a round. ( Do not overknead or the bread will not be fluffy) Flatten it and put it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Cut a cross on the top, about 1,5 cm deep and bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when you tap. Cool on a wire rack.

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