So today is March 17 and as I mentioned yesterday it is the day the whole world becomes Irish. I thought it only fair to share an Irish recipe. Soda Bread it is… quick, yummy comfort food. This is good and what you are aiming for:
Meet The Players:
- 400 g bread flour (you can use cake flour for a more scone like bread)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon castor sugar
- 1 teaspoon of bicarb
- 300 ml of buttermilk
Play the Game:
Step 1: Put the flour into a large bowl.
Step 2: Add a teaspoon of salt, castor sugar and bicarbonate of soda. Stir it through.
Step 3: Make a well and pour the buttermilk into it.
Step 4: Stir it through until you have a dough, it shouldn’t be too sticky. If it is add a little more flour.
Step 5: Pop some loose flour into the bowl and form a ball of dough.
Step 6: Place your bread onto a baking tray and make a cross in the top for when it swells up during the cooking. Put it in a hot oven (220 degrees Celsius) for fifteen minutes. Then turn the oven down to 200 degrees for another fifteen to twenty minutes.
Step 7: It is ready when it sounds hollow when you knock it. Place it on a cooling rack and you are good to go.
That’s it you are done. Eat it plain, eat it with butter, jam, honey, whatever. This gets gobbled in an instant and it is so worth remembering to pop a tub of buttermilk into the shopping cart!