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What you need:

  • 450g/1lb Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 level teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
  • 1 level teaspoon Tartar or Cream of Bextartar
  • Good pinch of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (optional)
  • 25g/1oz Butter or Margarine
  • 300ml/½ pint Buttermilk or Sour Milk

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, bread soda, Bextartar and salt into a bowl. Add sugar if required.
  2. Rub in the butter/margarine to resemble breadcrumbs, lifting mixture with fingertips to introduce air to the dough.
  3. Add milk and mix to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead a little.
  5. Turn the smooth side up and shape into a round. Place the dough on a floured tin.
  6. Cut a cross over the top.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 200°C/400°F/Gas 5-6 for 40-45 minutes.
  8. When baked the underneath when "tapped" should have a hollow sound.
  9. Cool on a wire tray. Cover with a dry tea towel to give a soft crust.

Recipe Notes:

A hand full of raisins may be added to the dry ingredients before adding the milk to give a nice Fruit Soda Bread, also know as Station Bread.

white-soda-bread

Simple Soda Bread

Category

Breads

Cook Time

40-45 mins

What you need:

  • 450g/1lb Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 level teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda
  • 1 level teaspoon Tartar or Cream of Bextartar
  • Good pinch of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar (optional)
  • 25g/1oz Butter or Margarine
  • 300ml/½ pint Buttermilk or Sour Milk

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, bread soda, Bextartar and salt into a bowl. Add sugar if required.
  2. Rub in the butter/margarine to resemble breadcrumbs, lifting mixture with fingertips to introduce air to the dough.
  3. Add milk and mix to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead a little.
  5. Turn the smooth side up and shape into a round. Place the dough on a floured tin.
  6. Cut a cross over the top.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 200°C/400°F/Gas 5-6 for 40-45 minutes.
  8. When baked the underneath when "tapped" should have a hollow sound.
  9. Cool on a wire tray. Cover with a dry tea towel to give a soft crust.

Recipe Notes:

A hand full of raisins may be added to the dry ingredients before adding the milk to give a nice Fruit Soda Bread, also know as Station Bread.

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