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Soda bread

Soda bread

With no kneading and no waiting you can enjoy warm fresh soda bread in well under an hour.

Ingredients

Preparation method

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

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

  3. Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.

  4. Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.

  5. Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.

  6. Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross dividing it into quarters. Dust the bread with flour.

  7. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6. The loaf should be golden-brown.

  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking.

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