I love Soda Bread its so quick and easy to make and great if your in a hurry and need something for lunch. I’ve seen lots of different ways to make this soda bread.
This is the way I make mine,
To begin with
450g strong white bread flour
1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 level tsp of salt
300ml buttermilk or 150ml (1/4 pint) and 150ml (1/4 pint) natural yoghurt mixed
6 tbsp of tepid water
Pre heat the oven to 200′c/180′c fan gas 6
Start with lightly greasing a baking tray, then place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir altogether then add the buttermilk or milk/yoghurt mixture and enough tepid water to form a very soft dough.
Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured work top or table and shape into a round circle then place it onto your prepared baking tray, using a sharp knife make a cross on the top.
then your ready to bake in the oven for around 30 mins once the bread is cooked and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
cool on a wire rack.
if you would like a more texture feel to your soda bread replace your 50g flour with the same amount of oats and add a few to the top before baking.
This recipe will also make rolls if you would prefer too just divide into round balls and bake in the oven for about 20 mins but may take longer.