IRISH SODA BREAD
This recipe is one of Paul Hollywood's. It is so quick and easy to make and delicious.
250 g Whole Wheat Flour
250 g All Purpose Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
420 ml Buttermilk*
1. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.
4. Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.
5. Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of ties to bring the mixture together.
6. Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross, almost through to the base. Dust the bread with flour.
7. Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. The loaf should be golden-brown.
8. Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking, or slice and toast.
*If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the milk. Leave it to stand for five minutes to sour, then stir and add to the flours.