Simple Soda Bread
250ml full fat milk
½ tsp lemon juice
300g wholemeal self-raising flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
Pre-heat your oven to 200°C / 180°C / gas mark 6 then line a baking tray. Squeeze the lemon into the milk and stir together. Leave for about 5 minutes. This creates a ‘homemade’ buttermilk, which is the traditional milk used for soda bread.
Sift the flour and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Add the ‘buttermilk’ and stir to create a dough.
Tip the dough onto a floured work top and add a sprinkle of extra flour if too sticky. Bring together by lightly kneading into a round loaf, then place onto the lined baking sheet. Cut a cross across the middle of the loaf – around 2cm into the loaf (this helps the dough to cook in the centre).
Bake for around 30 minutes until golden and hollow sounding if tapped on the bottom.
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