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  COOKING TIME

40 minutes

  MAKES

8 – 12 buns

  DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

  NUTRITION

Treat time

Irish Soda Bread

This delicious bread is made using bicarbonate of soda rather than yeast. It is denser and thicker than yeast-based breads, and has been made in Ireland for centuries. It is the absolute best accompaniment for rich soups and stews, and is easy to make too.

Ingredients
200g each of wholemeal and plain flour

 

1 rounded teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

 

1 tsp salt

 

200ml milk

 

100ml yoghurt
How to do it
Making the dough

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / Gas 6 / 400°F.

 

2. Sift the flour, bicarb soda and salt together into a large mixing bowl.

 

3. Make a well in the centre and add the milk and yoghurt. Stir well until the mixture forms a dough. It should be nice and moist, so if the dough is too dry, add a little more milk.

 

4. Place the dough onto a greased baking tray and bake for 25 – 30 minutes. The bread should be risen and sound hollow when tapped.

Variations
  • Why not swap 100g of the flour for 100g oatmeal
  • Add 25g of your favourite seeds or cheese
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