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Offline yaya

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Irish Soda Bread
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:14:40 PM »
I've got some of this cooking in the oven as I type this ;D

Irish soda bread

Ingredients
170g/6oz self-raising wholemeal flour
170g/6oz plain flour
tsp salt
tsp bicarbonate of soda
290ml/ pint buttermilk

Preparation method
1. Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas 6.
2. Tip the flours, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl
and stir.
3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk, mixing quickly
with a large fork to form a soft dough. (Depending upon the
absorbency of the flour, you may need to add a little milk if the dough
seems too stiff but it should not be too wet or sticky.)
4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly.
5. Form into a round and flatten the dough slightly before placing on a
lightly floured baking sheet.
6. Cut a cross on the top and bake for about 30 minutes or until the loaf
sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.



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Re: Irish Soda Bread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 06:44:13 PM »
I've always been meaning to make this yaya. No excuse not to now! I can't get buttermilk so will have to use equal parts yoghurt and milk which seems to be OK in most things. It sounds a bit like a scone mix. Can you put sultanas in it or is that not the done thing?!!

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Re: Irish Soda Bread
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
Trisa..You've just answered a question I was going to ask re availability of buttermilk. The mixture of yoghurt and milk will work fine. As for adding the sultanas, give it a try and see what you think. I did have a recipe for a soda bread with banana and walnut added so I see no reason why it wouldn't work with sultanas.

 

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