Friday, March 16, 2012

Soda bread

Breakfast. The most hopeful meal. Soda bread, with red currant jam.

Because it does not keep very successfully I sliced the loaf, once it had cooled, and froze it. Easily toasted for future breakfasts. Not pictured is the coffee, deep black. I had forgotten to buy milk.  A bracing repast.

4 Cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 4 Tbsp sugar, enough buttermilk (about a cup and a quarter, give or take) to make dough. Mix, stir, knead briefly, shape, cut a shallow cross in the top, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400'F/200'C. That's about it, really. A firm , flavoured crumb.


  1. And perfectly timed, since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and this is said to be one of way to celebrate the day. Enjoy!

  2. Truly, the staff of life. I do that too with great bread that I won't eat fast enough (not often a problem); slice and freeze.

  3. Ha! I would be stuffed in the freezer id I tried that.

    Dare I bake one? I never have...

    Buttermilk. Ok. No currents?

    xo Jane

  4. Jane - oh, yes, totally - add currants or raisins.


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