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Updated: Aug 6, 2020

I’m jumping on the food bandwagon, while in lockdown. I’ve been baking this Irish Soda Bread recipe for a while now and have never had a failure. That’s if you can find some plain flour and wholemeal flour. It is very easy; no kneading, no yeast, no rising, no bread maker required. You don’t need to buy buttermilk, just squeeze the juice of one lemon into the milk quantity and leave for 5 mins to curdle. Stir before adding to your dry ingredients. Leave the loaf to cool completely before slicing. Any leftover is great to make toast. Delicious with everything!

I made a big fish pie on Thursday night - cod, smoked mackerel, prawns, hard boiled eggs, capers and dill, in a mustardy white sauce. Add cornichons if you like, I didn’t have any. Smothered in buttery mash, breadcrumbs and a little grated tasty cheese, it was delicious. As one friend said, we’ll all be at WW at the end of this lockdown. Unfortunately the pie spilled over into the bottom of the oven and made a smelly, yukky mess - which forced me to thoroughly clean the oven, which led onto the rangehood extractor grills. That was enough for one day.

Go on, make the bread and post a photo of yours here! Don’t worry if it’s not a perfect shape; it’s the texture and taste that’s important. This is not a photo of mine but this is what it looks like.

NEXT..... Banana and Walnut Loaf This came out well too, and tastes really good. The recipe is called Banana Bread but I added a handful of chopped walnuts, then pushed whole ones into the batter before baking in the oven. You can guess who got to it while my back was turned ....

Irish Soda bread - dead easy
Delicious fish pie.
Banana and Walnut Loaf

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