Paddy's Irish soda bread recipe
- Cuisine: Irish
Ingredients200g (1⅓ cups) plain flour, sifted
600g (3¾ cups) stone-milled wholemeal flour*
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp rolled oats
PreparationPreheat oven to 180°C. Place flours, bicarbonate of soda and ½ tsp salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre, pour in 400ml buttermilk and stir until combined. Add enough of the remaining 200ml buttermilk until mixture resembles thick porridge.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes to bring dough together. Form into 2 x 20cm logs and place in 2 greased 22cm x 11cm loaf pans. Using
a small knife, make a 3cm-deep cut down the centre of each loaf and scatter with oats.
Bake for 35 minutes or until light golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand for 30 minutes before serving.
Makes 2 x 22cm x 11cm loaves
*Wholemeal flour is available stone-milled (also called stone-ground) or plain. Stone-milled will give a better, denser result with this soda bread. It is available from selected supermarkets and health food shops.
As seen in Feast magazine, Issue 10, pg48.
Photography by Alan Benson.
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