Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Irish Soda Bread
Anyone can make soda bread...
There's no proving and no kneading required
and you can make it with any plain old flour.
And they make the perfect accompaniment to soups, stews and curry
as it is great to soak up the gravy with.
250g plain flour
250g wholegrain spelt flour
1 tsp soda bicarbonate
1 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, soda bicarb and salt.
Add the buttermilk into the flour. Combine the mixture with your hands. It will be be very wet.
Dump the dough onto a well-floured board and gently roll and fold the dough to bring the mixture together.
Shape the dough into a ball.
Make a deep cut into the dough.
Place the dough on the prepared sheet pan and dust the dough with a little flour.
Bake for 30 - 45 minutes; to test for doneness, tap the underside of the bread, it will have a hollow sound.
I'm serving my Soda Bread with Black-eyed Beans and Tomato Stew