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Soda Bread

Proving bread can be easy!

Not a particularly good bread baker myself, I take great pleasure when it comes to making Soda bread!  Very little kneading, no proving and 3 simple ingredients makes for an unbelievably easy and quick loaf.  Delicious served as the main component of a meal, or as a satisfying side to soups, mussels and stews.

Soda Bread
  1. 7oz Self-raising flour (preferably wholemeal)
  2. 7oz Plain flour
  3. 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  4. 300ml Butter milk
  5. Pinch of salt
  6. Mixed seeds (optional)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/Gas 5/6. Place both flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl, and mix together thoroughly.
  2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and quickly pour in the butter milk. Stir immediately, bring all the ingredients together to form a soft dough (add more butter milk or flour where neccessary).
  3. Knead briefly for around 1 minute just until the dough becomes smooth. Place of a flour baking tray, forming a large, round ball. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
  4. Sprinkle with a little flour and a handful of mixed seeds. Slash the dough with a large cross around a centimetre deep. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
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