how to make Soda bread

Author :dreamteam2
Publish Date :14/03/2018


how to make Soda bread
Soda bread is quick to make as you don't need to wait for it to prove. Try with spiced potted crab.
INGREDIENTS
400g stoneground wholemeal flour
200g plain white flour, plus a little extra for kneading and dusting
1 rounded tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp salt
450ml buttermilk

METHOD
01.Preheat the oven to 230°C/fan210°C/gas 8. Mix the wholemeal and plain flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre, pour in the buttermilk and mix into a soft, very slightly sticky dough.
02.Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until it comes together into a ball. Cut in half and knead each piece briefly into a smooth round. Do not over-knead, as this will make the bread heavy. Slightly flatten each round into 4cm-thick discs, then place them well apart on a baking sheet lightly dusted with flour. Using a large, sharp knife, cut a large cross into each loaf, to within about 1cm of the base.
03.Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 4 and bake for another 10 minutes until well-risen with a golden-brown crust. The loaves should also sound hollow when you tap their bases. 04.Leave to cool on a wire rack, then cut into 1cm-thick slices. Toast and serve with the potted crab.


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