With slightly more than half the pint of buttermilk in the fridge, not sure what to bake ....
|Decided to have a cup of tea |
instead of coffee
A rustic-looking bread ... this bread is tasty, easy to make and goes well with a cup of hot beverage or soup. If possible, eat soda bread warm from oven as it does not keep well.
Raisins Soda Bread
Makes one loaf
340g all purpose plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
300 - 350 ml buttermilk
1) Preheat the oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
2) Sift the flour with salt and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.
3) Stir in the raisins and add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough. Do not over-mix or the bread will be heavy.
4) Shape the dough into a round loaf and place on the lightly greased baking sheet.
5) Cut a cross in the top, cutting deep into the dough.
6) Bake in the oven for about 40 mins, or until the loaf is well risen and sounds hollow when tapped on the base.
* You could form the dough into 2 smaller loaves and bake them for 25-30 mins.
Leave to cool in a wire rack.
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